With Thuppakki, director Murugadoss has clocked the magic amount in both Bollywood and Kollywood the 100 crore club in Bollywood is going strong with movies repeatedly crossing the mark each festive season and even otherwise. The trend, that started with Ghajini, has seen numerous films like 3 idiots, Dabangg, Housefull, Ready and more hit the bull’s eye. Now it looks like the trend may have started in Kollywood with Thuppakki.
This Pongal turned sweet for Vijay as he is the second person, after Superstar Rajinikanth, to join the 100 crore club. As the trade is buzzing with this news, the actor is happy too. Says Vijay, “I never look at numbers but my producer and distributors kept updating me on how well the movie was doing and its collections. I am very happy that it crossed the
100 crore mark. This will set the ball rolling for other films in the industry and the movie business here will boom for sure.”
With this flick, director A R Murugadoss becomes the first-ever Kollywood director to enter the 100 crore league in Bollywood and Kollywood. Ask him if he knew the movie would do well and he says, “At the beginning of the film itself, we had decided it should be a flick that appeals to both mass and class and that it should be the highest grossing Vijay film. Luckily the festival season also helped us. Since the audience’s expectations were fulfilled, the movie crossed a 100 crore.”
The producer, Kalaipuli Thanu, says about his movie’s collections, “Thuppakki crossed 100 crore in the first two weeks of the worldwide release of the film. Exhibitors called to tell me that they earned in just a few days what they would have earned in a year with this film. After MGR and Rajinikanth, it is a Vijay film that makes us happy. He ensured that everyone benefited from the film’s success.”
Murugadoss is currently remaking the film in Hindi with Akshay Kumar and as for expectations from that flick, he smiles and says, “Ghajini and Thuppakki were the first to enter the 100 crore club in Bollywood and Kollywood respectively. Now my target is 200 crore with this Akshay Kumar film.”
– Lata Srinivasan
Article Source: Times of India