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Chennai Box Office (January 18 to 20)

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013, 05:11

At number two is Samar as more screens and shows were added and word of mouth is decent. In the third place is Alex Pandian which has turned out to be below average due to negative talk.And in the fourth place is the rock steady Kumki, which is still bringing in family audiences. Life of Pi still continues to bring family audiences in multiplexes, especially after it got all those Oscar nominations and is at number five.

Box-office top 5

1 Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasiaya

Cast : Santhanam, Srinivasan, Sethu, Vishakha Singh, VTV Ganesh
Director : K S Manikandan
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Comedy, Power Star-Santhanam combo
Silly, low IQ comedy
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2 Samar

Cast : Vishal, Trisha, Sunaina
Director : Thiru
Trade Facts : Average

Screenplay, twists, locations
Nativity, second half
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3 Alex Pandian

Cast : Karthi, Anushka, Milind Soman, Santhanam
Director : Suraaj
Trade Facts : Good opening

Hype before release, comedy
Old Fashioned, nothing new
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4 Kumki

Cast : Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi, Thambi Ramaiah
Director : Prabhu Solomon
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Locations, camera, songs, Vikram Prabhu
Nothing new story wise, CG work
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5 Life of Pi

Cast : Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Gerard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Tabu
Director : Ang Lee
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Far too many
Nothing much
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Courtesy : Moviebuzz