Tamil Films Kathakali & Gethu 3rd Day Collection Box Office Kamai :- Previously this week on Thursday 14 January 2016 on the prosperous occasion of Makar Sankranti about two Tamil movies hit the floors one of them is Udhayanidhi Stalin and Amy Jackson starrer Gethu while the other is romantic action thriller Kathakali which features Vishal and Catherine Tresa in lead roles. Unfortunately both these movies have not got a massive screen count but still they managed to earn satisfactory amount of earnings on the opening two days of their release from domestic box office which is quite commendable and appreciative as well.
Kathakali” is predicted to improve its business, given the high positive reviews that the film garnered from the critics and something same is expected for Thirukumaran Gethu as well.
Speaking about Kathakali the opening scenes take great pains (translation: there’s a lot of voiceover) to set up a conflict between the fishermen of Chennai and Cuddalore. All of this is supposed to immerse us in a particular milieu — but then, a large chunk of screen time goes towards the generic romantic track between Amudhan and Meenukutty (Catherine Tresa). He hears her voice over the phone. He likes what he hears. He tracks down her address using her number. He does that charming thing Tamil-film heroes do, what the world outside Kodambakkam would call stalking. She’s not interested — until he buys a pack of strawberry-flavoured condoms. That’s when she discovers she really loves him. From love letters to French letters, we’ve come a long way, baby. But let’s not dig too deep. This is, after all, the kind of film where someone returns after a four-year stint in the US and is mocked for using hand sanitiser and lip balm. If the scene had subtitles, they’d read, “We’re running out of ideas here.”
But once this silly (and very long) track is jettisoned, Kathakali turns into a fairly watchable thriller. Two things help. One, the two-hour running time. Two, the focus. After a point, Meenukutty all but vanishes, leaving Amudhan free to find the killer before he is arrested for Thamba’s murder.
On the other hand Gethu is about a sniper assassin (Vikranth), and how his mission to eliminate Dr. Abdul Kamaal (the name made me laugh out loud for some reason) interferes with the lives of Sethu and his father.
Taking about the business of Kathakali and Gethu on Saturday well interestingly both these ventures have managed to rake decent collection from the local markets of Tamil Nadu and there are high chances that we may get to see some great improvement in their business in the near future.
Kathakali Third Day Collection – Rs 2 crore (approx)
Gethu Third Day Collection – Rs 1 crore (approx)
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