Anjaan team as ony Music India invites you to this season’s biggest Google + Hangout On Air with Raju Bhai aka SURIYA and the Anjaan team of director Lingusamy and Dhananjayan Govind
As we reported earlier, Jyothika aka Jyo is setting the stage to make her comeback and will soon start the shooting of her next Tamil film, which is the remake of Malayalam movie ‘How Old Are You’.
Now Suriya said, “We both watched Manju Warrier’s How Old Are You together and very impressed with the script. Hence I decided to buy the remake rights. When I asked Jyothika if she can do Manju Warrier’s role, which also marks the latter’s comeback to the silver screen, Jyo took 2 days and then given her nod, since the character was showing women in such a positive highlight.”
“Jyothika will continue to act provided the script is women centric and if the role has substance.”, Suriya concluded.
Suriya will bankroll this remake venture on his 2D Entertainments banner. Rosshan Andrrews has wielded the megaphone for the original and viewers had to wait a little for more details on ‘How Old Are You’ Tamil remake…
Suriya’s “Anjaan” has netted more than ₹30 crore in its opening weekend at the worldwide box office, according to Indiaglitz.
Despite receiving negative reviews, “Anjaan” took a humongous opening owing to pre-release buzz and advance booking. The Independence Day holiday and the weekend helped the film perform well at the box office.
According to reports, the Suriya starrer has minted ₹30 crore in its first weekend itself. If it turns out to be true, then the film has surpassed the opening weekend collections of Ajith’s “Veeram” and Vijay’s “Jilla.”
In Chennai, “Anjaan” has turned out to be biggest opener of 2014 so far. The film has surpassed the opening weekend collections of biggies like Ajith’s “Veeram”, Vijay’s “Jilla”, Rajinikanth’s “Kochadaiiyaan” and Dhanush’s “Velai Illa Pattathari” (“VIP”).
The Suriya starrer reportedly grossed ₹2.35 crore from 573 tracked weekend shows, according to Behindwoods. It has outperformed the collections fetched by “Veeram” and “Jilla”, which amount to ₹1.23 crore and ₹1.32 crore, respectively.
“Anjaan” collections are also much better than “Kochadaiiyaan” (₹1.80 crore) and “VIP” (₹1.67 crore). [Note: the number of tracked shows varies for these films]
“Anjaan” has also fared well in the overseas markets. To get the details about the film’s overseas collections, click HERE.
The film has ended the first weekend on a fantastic note. Now, it remains to be seen how the action entertainer fares in the weekdays at the ticket window. Its collections might drop owing to negative feedback.
The release of “Anjaan” has affected the performance of other films like “VIP” and “Jigarthanda” as they have lost several shows to the Suriya starrer. It remains to be seen whether these films will be able to bounce back in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the makers of “Anjaan” have trimmed the film by 20 minutes as the Lingusamy directorial received flak for its lengthy runtime. The film’s runming time is now 2 hours and 30 minutes and theatres have begun screening the re-edited version.
“#Anjaan – Final cut from today – 20 minutes trimmed. 9 min 1st half + 11 min 2nd half. Now Running Time 2 hrs 30 minutes!,” entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.
Comedian Vivek happened to watch Suriya’s Anjaan recently and the actor has come in support for the film’s team. Though the movie has done good business at Box office, Anjaan has received negative reviews on the release day.
Suriya, Samantha, Vidyut Jammwal, Manoj Bajpai, Manobala and others starred Anjaan directed by Lingusamy is being credited for the performances and technicalities but the script falls flat.
Now that Vivek has watched Anjaan, he Tweeted: “Saw Anjaan. itz now sleek n entertaining.good.plz don’t condemn a film without due reasons!hard work of them shd b appreciated @dirlingusamy. Most of them who arrogantly abusing a film,saw it in the net or pirated cd.using media n stopping others 4m seeing also a cypher crime.Views of public at large are the final judgement. One shd bow to them. We can comment but need not b hostile. Thank u one n all.”
And said the movie is sleek and entertaining.
Surya & Lingusamy interview about Sikindar. produced by Lagadapati Sridhar, Sirisha Lagadapati, N Subhash Chandrabose.music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Surya & Samantha in Main leads.