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Chennai Box-Office - Jan 1 to 3

Monday, 4 January, 2016, 04:23

Happy New Year! It was a good beginning to 2016 at the Chennai Box-Office. Family audiences came back to movie theatres in Chennai and surrounding areas, after the recent floods.The big surprise of the week is Pandiraj’s children film Pasanga 2. It opened at number two at CBO to tepid reviews from critics, but WOM among common audiences, helped the film. Pasanga 2 is the clear number one at the CBO this week, thanks to multiplex big screens and family audiences.Jayam Ravi’s Bhooloham has dropped to second place but is steady, thanks to mass crowds looking for entertainment. In the third place is Gitanjali Selvaraghavan’s debut film Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam, which has been appreciated but got only small screens and limited shows.Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani continues to rock Chennai multiplexes in its third week in bigger screens and more shows and is at number four. And in the fifth place is Star Wars Force Awakens, which is doing well at Luxe IMAX.

Box-office top 5

1 Pasanga-2

Cast : Suriya, Kavin, Amala Paul
Director : Pandiraj
Trade Facts : Hit

Message
Preachy and too artificial
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2 Bhooloham

Cast : Ravi, Trisha, Ponvannan
Director : Kalyan
Trade Facts : Hit

Jayam Ravi
Too long, Predictable
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3 Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam

Cast : Balakrishna Kola, Wamiqa Gabbi
Director : Gitanjali Selvaraghavan
Trade Facts : Decent opening

Wamiqa Gabbi, Bold subject
Second half
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4 Baji Rao Mastani

Cast : Ranveer, Deepika, Priyanka,
Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Lead cast, Granduer
Slow, predictable
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5 Star Wars The Force Awakens

Cast : Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
Director : J.J. Abrams
Trade Facts : Hit

Special Effects
Too Predicatable
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Courtesy : Moviebuzz