Chennai box office: Aug 12 to 15

Wednesday, 17 August, 2011, 08:03

The big three-day Independence Day weekend (Aug 12 to 15) was a tame affair at the box-office. Though new release Jiiva’s Rowthiram opened at the number one position, it carries mixed reports. The film has taken an average opening compared to Jiiva’s last release Ko.At the number two place is the rock steady Kanchana, which seems to be getting better and better as days go by. In the third place is Deivathirumagal, which still continues to attract the family audiences during weekends.In the fourth place is Aarakashan, which in spite of shows getting canceled in multiplexes managed to draw the curious crowd. At number five is Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which continues to be a multiplex favourite.

Box-office top 5

1 Rowthiram

Cast : Jiiva, Shriya, Ganesh Acharya, Jayapraksh
Director : Gokul
Trade Facts : Average opening

Nothing really except Prakash Raj in a cameo,
Far too many
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2 Kanchana

Cast : Raghava Lawrence, Lakshmi Rai, Kovai Sarala, Sarathkumar
Director : Raghava Lawrence
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Comedy, Sarathkumar
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3 Deivathirumagal

Cast : Dr. ‘chiyaan’ Vikram, Anushka, Santhanam, Amala, Sara, Nassar
Director : Vijay
Trade Facts : Hit

Vikram, Sara, Santhanam, Anushka
Predictable, slow
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4 Aarakshan

Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar
Director : Prakash Jha
Trade Facts : Decent opening

Hype, Amitabh Bachchan
Preachy and slow
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5 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Cast : Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar
Director : Zoya Akhtar
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Lead actors, locations, subtle message
A bit slow
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Courtesy : Moviebuzz