It was actually a Thursday tornado and a four day weekend starting on Republic Day (Jan 26).
The big release of the week was the Hrithik Roshan Bollywood action entertainer Agneepath, along with Oscar nominated off-beat Hollywood releases.
Three little known small Tamil films released – Paari, Settai Thanam and Theni Maavatom, which were not even given the mandatory small screen at multiplexes.
Most screens continued with Pongal biggies Nanban and Vettai which were commercially better bets in its third week than new unknown films.
Agneepath released in 17 screens in Chennai city and suburbs which is huge fora Hindi film. Four English films released- the action packed Kungfu flick A White Snake’s Revenge and its Tamil dubbing Bodhidharman, Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband, Haywire and Oscar favourite George Clooney’s The Descendants.
Mohanlal’s big budget Malayalam Casanovva released simultaneously in Chennai in half a dozen screens along with rest of the world. Dileep’s Spanish Masala too released this week.