If you hear the remuneration ilaya thalapathy Vijay has got for his upcoming flick Puli directed by Simbu Devan you will stand wonder struck for a second. Yes it was that huge amount of money and it is said to be 20 crore rupees to be precise. And this is the highest payment ever received by Vijay in his career and the film is also said to be the biggest budget film in Vijay’s career till now which is said to be around 120 crore rupees. The flick is financed by P T Selva Kumar and Shibu Thameens of the Thameens film. Thameens films were the usual distributer of all vijay films in Kerala and also in some other South Indian states.
The difference between the budget of a tamil film and our Malayalam films is getting bigger and bigger each day passing. And it is now visible in the remuneration of the leading stars as well. Now Vijay is getting rupees 20 croes for a film and in our industry with that 20 crore rupees we can make a 4 super star films in Kerala and that big is the difference between both industries. The financial extravaganza had made tamil cinema one of the richest in Asia.
But that has negative sides too as the richness increases most of the films does not even have the quality with regard to its plot. Most of the kollywood films only seems to have some technical brilliance with the amount of cash flowing into the making and there is not much more. As per the assessment of trade guides and critics the quality is diminishing but the quantity is increasing.
In our Industry the most valuable star for almost 25 years is none other than Mohanlal. Mohanlal’s salary for a film is around 3.5 crore normally and if it is for big budget film he gets up to 5 crores as per reports. But still a normal Mohanlal film completes using around 5 crore rupees and a big budget film completes using around 10-12 crores. But in kollywood an actor’s salary itself now crossed rupees 20 crores and that is really a shocking difference.
Puli has Vijay in double role and two heroines are there for Vijay and they are Hansika Motwani and Kamal Haasan’s daughter Sruthi Haasan.