Mani Ratnam’s highly expected romantic tale Kaatru Veliyidai starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydri has got terrific opening at the first weekend Chennai box office. Despite the movie embarked with mixed reviews, it collected Rs. 1.55 crores in Chennai alone, emerging as the best ever opening for Karthi & Mani Ratnam.
The movie took a tremendous pre-release expectation, and hence all the shows for the first three days screened across the city were pre-booked which recorded 90% occupancy. Most of the theatres in the city ran houseful shows, including the special morning shows and the craze for the movie was because of Mani Ratnam-A.R.Rahman combo.
Kaatru Veliyidai Opening Weekend Collections – Rs. 1.55 Cr.
While a faction of audience were highly disappointed with outcome of the movie, there might be drop in collections in the coming days. However, only the biggest names in the industry, have so far made this much earnings in the first weekend in Chennai.