Massive opening for Velaikkaran!
Amidst high expectations, the Sivakarthikeyan-Fahadh Faasil starrer Velaikkaran was released last Friday (December 22). The movie has opened to excellent reviews from the critics and the commoners. It seems like director Mohan Raja’s strong content has struck a chord with the audience as the word of mouth is highly positive.
As per trade analysts, Velaikkaran grossed close to Rs 7.50 crores on the opening day from the Tamil Nadu box office alone. It is a surprisingly huge figure as the movie was released on a working day. In Chenani box office, the movie raked in around Rs 89 lakhs and stands 7th in the list of the top 10 highest opening day grossers.
From the first three days, the movie has grossed a whopping 2.88 crores. It is Sivakarthikeyan’s career best opening and also his first 1 crore gross day in the city. This huge opening is again a testimony to Sivakarthikeyan’s growing popularity among the Tamil audience.
Just like director Mohan Raja’s previous film Thani Oruvan, Velaikkaran also deals with a strong social issue. In the movie, Sivakarthikeyan has played the role of a slum dweller who fights against the system and the corporate. Fahadh Faasil, making his debut in Tamil, plays a grey shaded role and his remarkable performance is one of the film’s major highlights.
With the word of mouth getting louder and the Christmas holidays starting, Velaikkaran is expected to have a blockbuster run at the box office. RD Raja has produced the movie under the banner of 24 AM Studios.