Chennai Box-Office (Jan12 to 15)

Wednesday, 18 January, 2012, 07:41

It is boom time at the Chennai box-office. The business of cinema has been humongous during the Pongal weekend. The two Pongal biggies Shankar`s Vijay multi-starrer Nanban and Lingusamy`s Madhavan-Arya mass entertainer Vettai took over the box-office.As per early indications Nanban leads the Pongal race, as it opened two days before Vettai on January 12. Nanban has netted a record Rs 2.27 crores in four days at CBO, which is outstanding. Vettai which opened on January 14 too reported 95 % opening for the first two days, which is fantastic. At number three is Mahesh Babu`s Telugu entertainer The Businessman, which due to shortage of screens has opened in limited screens and has taken 95 %opening. In the fourth place is Kollaikaran the third Pongal release which opened in limited screens. And in the fifth position is Mounaguru, which continues to do good business in multiplexes.

Box-office top 5

1 Nanban

Cast : Vijay, Sikanth, Jiiva, Ileana, Satyaraj
Director : Shankar
Trade Facts : Humongous opening

Feel Good factor, Vijay, songs
A bit lengthy
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2 Vettai

Cast : Arya, Madhavan, Sameera, Amala
Director : Lingusamy
Trade Facts : Good opening

Lead cast, Racy screenplay
Lengthy second half, climax
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3 Businesman

Cast : Mahesh Babu, Kajal Agarwal
Director : Puri Jagannath
Trade Facts : Decent opening

Mahesh Babu, Hype, songs
Nothing new
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4 Kollaikaran

Cast : Vidharth, Sanchita Shetty, Ravishankar
Director : Tamilchelvan
Trade Facts : Lukewarm opening

Straightforward, simple story
Old fashioned
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5 Mounaguru

Cast : Arulnithi, Inaya, John Vijay, Uma Riaz Khan
Director : Santhakumar
Trade Facts : Sleeper Hit

Arulnithi, presentation
A bit slow in the second half
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Courtesy : Moviebuzz