Chennai Box-Office Aug 15 to 18

Monday, 15 July, 2019, 07:25

Ajith's Nerkonda Paarvai continues to dominate in its second week, the all-important Independence Day weekend. The film playing in bigger capacity screens has grossed Rs 1.90 Cr in four days and is at number one slot.

Jayam Ravi's Comali playing in smaller screens has grossed an impressive Rs 1.86 Cr and is at number two position. The comedy entertainer which carries positive WOM can be classified as a super hit in the making.

In the third place is Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal, which has taken a fantastic opening in Chennai city, Akshay Kumar's best ever. And at four is Quinten Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. In the last place at number five is John Abraham's Batla House.

Box-office top 5

1 Nerkonda Paarvai

Cast : Ajith, Shraddha Srinath, Abirami, Andrea, Adhik, Arjun, Ashwin
Director : H Vinoth
Trade Facts : Super Hit

Ajith and strong message
A bit too long
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2 Comali

Cast : Jayam Ravi, Samyuktha Hedge, Kajal Aggarwal, Sha Raa, KS Ravi Kumar
Director : Pradeep Ranganathan
Trade Facts : Very Good Opening

Enjoyable comedy
Preachy 2nd half
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3 Mission Mangal

Cast : Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari; Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi; H.G. Dattatreya
Director : Jagan Shakti
Trade Facts : Good Opening

Packaged as feel good & patriotic film
Too many coincidences
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4 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell
Director : Quentin Tarantino
Trade Facts : Good Opening

Terrific actors and good execution
Too Long and drags in the beginning
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5 Batla House

Cast : John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishen
Director : Nikkhil Advani
Trade Facts : Above Average Opening

John Abraham and the final courtroom scene
Narration has far too many loopholes
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