Suriya Sivakumar-starrer Tamil action-drama ‘Singam 2’, which released worldwide July 5, has got a good opening. It collected Rs.9.25 crore on the release day in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka despite getting criticism for being too lengthy.
“Reportedly made on a budget of Rs.45 crore, `Singam 2` collected a total of Rs.9.25 crore on the day of release from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka,” trade analyst Trinath told reporters.
The critics said Hari Gopalakrishnan`s directorial venture as over commercial and extremely lengthy, but it seems that the viewers are enjoying the film.
The success of “Singam 2” comes as a respite for Suriya after his last two releases – “7am Arivu” and “Maattrraan” failed to keep the cash registers ringing.
The film is a sequel to highly successful “Singam”, and Hari Gopalakrishnan went behind the camera to helm both the films.
Besides Suriya, “Singam 2” also features Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Nasser, Mukesh Rushi, Danny Sapani, Rahman, Radha Ravi, Santhanam, Vivek and Anjali.
7am Arivu is still doing excellent business in almost all the Multiplexes in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Padesh and Bangalore.
Banner: Red Giant Movies
Production: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Direction: A.R. Murugadoss
Star-casts: Suriya, Shruthi Haasan, Johnny Tri Nguyen, Azhagam Perumal and others
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Ravi K Chandran
As expected, Suriya amazes us with his performance in both the contrasting roles of Bodhidharma and a circus artist. The actor puts in his sincere efforts and all his hard work is visible on the screens. His dedication by the way he shapes up his physique for two distinct roles is laudable. He does such complex roles like Bodhidharma with ease and amazes us.
7am Arivu is a dream debut for Shruti Haasan. The multifaceted beauty has got a meaty role including few emotional scenes apart from the dance and romantic scenes. She looked like million bucks and her performance was okay. The actress has dubbed her own voice but she should have worked a bit more on that.
Johnny Tri Nguyen as the deadly villain is extraordinary and terrific. Let’s welcome him to the Tamil cinema. Rest of the cast did their bit as required.
The story takes off in the 6th Century AD showcasing the Tamil Pallava king Bodhi Dharma (Suriya), who leaves to China from Kanchipuram and becomes a saint. He is an expert at martial arts, medicine and nokku varmam ( hypnotism) and he helps one whole village in the country with his arts. He teaches the martial arts and is the founder of Shaolin. He will be worshipped by all the Chinese as Tao after his demise. Cut to the present, Aravindh (Suriya) works as a circus artiste in Great Bombay Circus who falls for Suba Sreenivas (Sruthi), a research student. The duo becomes thick pals however Aravindh finds out that Suba has some motive behind her steps. Meanwhile, the Chinese government sends Dongli (Johnny Tri Nguyen), a martial art expert to India to accomplish the mission of Operation Red so as to kill Suba as she founds Aravinds DNA matches with that of Bodhidharma. How will they accomplish the task is all about the film.
Here are the details of the audio launch of 7am Arivu.The preparations are going on a full swing for the audio launch of Suriya’s much awaited film 7am Arivu which is set to take place on September 22nd at the Chennai Trade Centre. Jai and Anjali are going to host the evening while Lakshmi Rai, Abhinaya, Anjali, Rukmini and others are performing dances choreographed by Shobi master.
Bollywood star Isha Sharvani and several artistes of international reputation will also be performing onstage. Singer Karthik is also going to mesmerize the audiences with his soothing voice.
Suriya and Shruti Haasan, villain Johnny Tri Nguyen, director AR Murugadoss, producer Udhayanidhi Stalin and rest of the team will grace the event.
Kollywood stars like Dhanush, Karthi, Vishal, Jiiva, Jayam Ravi and Ram Charan Teja are also going make their presence for the audio launch.
Bollywood Baadshah Shahrukh Khan is going to unveil the audio of 7am Arivu.
Latest buzz in the tinsel town is that Naadodigal fame Abhinaya has paired Suriya in 7am Arivu. Yes, don’t get confused, Abhinaya has shared the screen space with Suriya in the flashback while Shruti Haasan will be seen as the main lead pair.
The director of the film AR Murugadoss has instructed the team not to reveal this secret until the film releases but somehow it has been revealed through some media sources.
Though Abhinaya’s role appears in the flashback but she has enough weightage in the film. The flashback is said that the flashback in the film forms the crux of the story. If all goes well 7am Arivu will be a landmark film Abhinaya’s career.
The audio launch of the film is set to take place on September 22nd in Chennai while the film is slated for Diwali release.