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'Kanchana 2' and 'OK Kanmani' Rock the Summer Box Office

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Tamil Comments

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The month of April has brought great cheer to the Tamil Movie industry as ‘Komban’ and ‘Nanbenda’ opened during the first weekend and brought in the moola.  The trend has continued two weeks later with the April 17 releases ‘Kanchana 2’ and ‘OK Kanmani’.

Red Carpet O Kadhal Kanmani Kanchana 2 Box Office Collection by Sreedhar Pillai 


 
‘Kanchana 2’ is a mass masala film in the comedy horror genre and like its predecessors ‘Muni’  and ‘Muni 2 Kanchana’ the film is much preferred by ladies and children's section of the audiences.  According to trade analyst Sridhar Pillai in the first three days ‘Kanchana 2’ has collected an unprecedented Rs. 17.3 crores in Tamil Nadu alone, which is huge for a non superstar film and outside business too is great with Kerala bringing in Rs.88 lakhs from 40 screens and Rs.1.55 crores from Karnataka.  The Telugu version is releasing this weekend and is sure to be a blockbuster making Raghava Lawrence a bankable star.

 
Maniratnam’s ‘OK Kanmani’ starring Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen is an urban high end multiplex film, which according to Sridhar Pillai has collected Rs.6.3 crores during the same period which is the highest opening for any Maniratnam film.  The film is strong in Chennai, Chengalpat and Coimbatore.
 
MayajaalMr. Meenakshi Sundaram the manager of Multiplex giant Mayajaal’s  declares that ‘Kanchana 2’ is a super hit because no other horror based movie has ever had forty houseful shows in a multiplex before.  He  said that initially when bookings for both  ‘Kanchana 2’ and ‘OK Kanmani’ opened online booking was great for the Maniratnam film, but later on when the families came in demand for the horror film grew to a great extent.  Even during week days the shows were not reduced due to high demand.  Meenakshi Sundaram also added that ‘OK Kanmani’ enjoys great patronage from young girls of all age groups who love the film. He signed off that ‘Kanchana 2’ will not budge for the next three weeks.
 
Mr. Prabhakar Muthuswamy of Prime Media US is very happy about Maniratnam’s ‘OK Kanmani’ as the film has collected USD 470000 from 70 locations and ten to twelve more locations are to be added after the tremendous response.  He added that America is a major market for Tamil films with Urban content and A class films like ‘Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya’, ‘Raja Rani’ and now ‘OK Kanmani’ are doing phenomenal business.
 

Mr. Sridhar Pillai believes that with films like Kamal Haasan’s  ‘Uttama Villain’ and ‘Vai Raja Vai’ releasing the next weekend the upward trend is likely to continue heralding a new chapter in the Commerce of Tamil cinema which will be a major boost to the Art of Tamil Cinema.