The early reports indicate that Gemini Film Circuits Kutty has emerged as the Pongal hit of 2010. The films success is attributed to its family appeal and the only film released for the festival with a clean ‘U’ certificate.
Says a spokesperson of Devi theatre in Chennai: “ Kutty was a slow starter but by evening show on day one it started filling up. Next three days the families took over as all shows were houseful. The film is the first hit of 2010.”
Says A Ravishankar Prasad of Gemini Film Circuit: “ The film is a hit and it held its head high among the Pongal releases as it was the only film with a clean U certificate. Family audiences are encouraging the film and all our distributors are happy. The songs of Devi Sri Prasad are slowly turning out to be hits and we are very happy”.
According to distributors what has worked for the film is its low budget and reasonable price it has been sold to the distributors. Says a leading distributor: “Kutty’s feel-good factor is working big time with the family audiences. Everybody would like to see a happy family entertainer during Pongal. It is a breezy romantic, along with good performances by the entire cast and peppy songs are major plus for the film."
A remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arya, Dhanush carries the entire film on his shoulders and he has emerged a winner. Kutty is his fourth hit in a row and the first one of 2010. Said a visibly relieved Dhanush to Sify.com: “I was keeping my fingers crossed and is so happy to hear positive feedback from audiences from all release centers. It is my best New Year gift”.