Thankfully enough, both the Madhavan-Vijay Sethupathi starrer Vikram Vedha and Sundar C’s Hiphop Tamizha-Aathmika starrer Meesaiya Murukku opened to good crowds at theatres across Chennai and elsewhere in the State.
In what augurs well for the Kollywood entertainment industry hit hard by GST and the State Govt.’s entertainment tax, long queues were spotted outsides halls (in Chennai and other places) screening the above-said films. The crowds would, no doubt, have gladdened the hearths of theatre-owners and multiplex operators who want to get back on track in the post-GST scenario.
Crowds were reported in reasonable numbers in small towns in the backdrop of theatre-owners’ apprehension that increase in price of tickets may keep people away from theatres. Crowds didn’t throng theatres in the two numbers in the past two weeks after theatres across the State re-opened after a 4-day shutdown.
While Vikram Vedha has Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi as the protagonist and antagonist (respectively), Meesaiya Murukku has music director Hiphop Tamizha turning hero, becoming the third music director in recent times after G.V. Prakash Kumar and Vijay Antony to turn hero. Tamizha has also penned the story, screenplay and dialogues of the film besides directing it.