Actor Jiiva is counting a lot on his upcoming film Kalakalappu 2 which hits the screens across the State today, three weeks before the deadline (of 01st March) to release no further films by the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC).
Directed by Sundar C, Kalakalappu 2 is releasing in theatres today. It’s a sequel to Sundar C’s hit 2010 film Kalakalapu which had Shiva and Vimal. The sequel, however, doesn’t have Vimal but has Jiiva, Jai and Shiva in the lead with the curvaceous Nikki Galrani and the picture-perfect Catherine Tresa and Nandita Swetha playing the three heroines in the film.
Hurt by successive failures at the box-office for the past 2-3 years, Jiiva is hoping against hope that Kalakalappu 2 does well in theatres so as to enable him to sustain his position in the industry. He has Kee and Raju Murugan’s Gypsy besides Gorilla as his upcoming films but these films would give confidence to distributors only if today’s release Kalakalappu 2 does well in theatres.
Jiiva has been in the industry for 15 years now but hasn’t yet made it to the list of frontline (or bankable) heroes. He had his Sangili Pungili Kadhavathora releasing last year but it didn’t do good business at the box-office. Let’s see whether Kalakalappu 2 turns out to be Jiiva’s trouble-shooter!