Great opening for Veeram in the box office
Director Jayaraj’s highly anticipated epic historic drama Veeram was finally released yesterday. The movie is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It is the fifth installment in director Jayaraj’s Navarasa series.
While taking to Onlookers Media, the makers have informed that Veeram has taken a great opening in the box office. Most of the shows in multiplexes are running with houseful audience. The three day long weekend will also help the movie in a registering a good initial collection.
Veeram features Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor in the lead role of Chandu Chekavar, a warrior from the Vadakkan Pattukal of North Malabar region in Kerala.
Though the lead actors in movie are non Malayalis, the movie had great hype prior to the release. The impressive promos that were promoted by Bollywood superstars and the sheer scale of the movie heightened the expectations of the audience. It was earlier screened at film festivals like BRICS Film Festival and IFFI, Goa.
Kunal Kapoor worked hard for months to develop a warrior’s physique in addition to learning sword fight and the martial art, Kalaripayattu for playing his part in the movie.
Technical standards of the movie were top notch. Critics have appreciated the makers for planning something of this sort on a big canvas. Allan Poppleton, who has worked in Hollywood films like Lord of the Rings and Avatar has choreographed the stunts in the movie.
Award winning composer Jeff Rona, who was an associate of the legendary Hans Zimmer, is handling the music department. Oscar and Emmy award winning make-up artist Trefor Proud is also part of the technical team of Veeram. Veteran cinematographer S Kumar has cranked the camera while Appu N Bhattathiri handled the edits.
Chandramohan Pillai and Pradeep Rajan of Chandrakala Arts jointly produced this big budget movie.