Within three weeks of it release, Goli Soda a film made at a shoe-string budget has collected Rs.8 crores in Tamilnadu state alone and Kollywood trade circles report this as a new record in collections. This huge commercial success of Goli Soda has been identified as the necessary respite for small budget films that often fail to hold ground in the wake of big budget films with star value, flooding the market.
Goli Soda is the film directed by Cinematographer Vijay Milton after a gap of 8 years. The film captivated the audience belonging to all classes mainly due to Milton's relatable script ably supported by the dialogues written by Director Pandiraj. The fantastic response, the film had garnered was evident when the number of screens showing the film was considerably increased after the film's release. The film that had adolescents who debuted as child artists in the National award winning film Pasanga was well appreciated by the critics also.
Director N.Lingusamy's production company Tirupathi Brothers distributed Goli Soda and that may be cited as one of the major contributors for the film's success. The other small budget films with good content, that released last year without the backing of such a famous banner have failed in the box office despite being appreciated by fans and critics.