Chennai weekend box-office (Jan14-16)

Tuesday, 18 January, 2005, 05:26

The surprise packet of Pongal was Devathaye Kandein with good word-of-mouth and encouraging collections. Kathal continues to bring in more audience in spite of Pongal releases and is at fourth position. Aayudham a B grade action film is at the fifth position.

Elaan, a Hindi film has released with a good opening while Iyer IPS and Dancer are sure losers.

Box-office top 5

1 Tirupachi

Cast : Vijay, Mallika, Trisha, Vadivel
Director :
Trade Facts : Opened with 100 percent from four huge screens. Grossed nearly Rs 18 Lakhs in three days

Same old recycled violence with nothing new in story and presentation!
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2 Ayyaa

Cast : Sarath Kumar, Napolean, Prakash Raj, Nayantara
Director :
Trade Facts : Taken a lukewarm opening.

Slow Moving. Lack of commercial elements. Youth has nothing in it.
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3 Devathaye Kandein

Cast : Dhanush, Sridevi
Director :
Trade Facts : Good word-of-mouth is attracting crowds.

Has an old look and feel about it.
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4 Kathal

Cast : Bharath, Sandhya
Director :
Trade Facts : Is attracting youth and family audience though the Tsunami disaster has affected the collections.

A contrived climax and slow narration in the second half.
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5 Aayudham

Cast : Prashanth, Sneha, Vadivelu
Director :
Trade Facts : Is appealing to the masses as it has all masala ingrediants.

A clichéd story with nothing new in terms of packaging and presentation.
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