Right before 8 days of release, most of the theatres opened advance booking plans for Surya’s Singam. Across various parts of Tamil Nadu, the film’s plans have been opened and have got all the tickets sold out within short period of time.
Now that the film is opening at more screens across various parts of the globe, Sun Pictures is damn sure that it will be the biggest grosser erasing the records of Surya’s previous film ‘Ayan’.
Sathyam Cinemas opened the plans by mid-night on Wednesday and within half an hour; the tickets for the first three days including special shows have been sold out.
Sun Pictures released both the films of Surya and are happy about it. Within next couple of weeks, Singam will be released in Telugu with around 200-250 prints and this is somewhat equally big as any superstar’s film over there.
South Indian star Suriya’s ‘Singam’’ will be the first Tamil film to be released on a unprecedented scale across US.
BIG Cinemas is releasing the film in more than 30 screens across 24 locations/cities in U.S. on June 28. These include 10 own locations of BIG Cinemas.
A ‘Suriya searches for his biggest fan in U.S.’ contest has also been organised by the distributor which began on May 23 and will go on till June 7.
Surya himself will select the winner, who will get to exclusively video chat with the actor and receive autographed ’Singam’ movie merchandise which includes the police uniform and accessories worn by Surya.
“Singam is Suriya’s 25th film. Singam revolves around smuggling activities taking place in Rameshwaram. Suriya plays a cop after the stupendous hit ‘Khaaka Khaaka’ and the film is expected to have the right mix of sentiments and comedy like all other Hari films,” a Big Cinemas statement on Wednesday said.
Directed by Hari, the film also stars Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj and Vivek
The Kerala release of Tamil superstar Suriya’s much-awaited cop movie Singam has been postponed to June 11 by its Kerala distributor Ravi of Divya Pictures, after the Film Distributors’ Association of Kerala (FDAK) issued an unofficial order to cinema theatres not to release other language films simultaneously with the rest of the world.
Singam was to have a simultaneous release in Kerala with Tamil Nadu, where it opens on May 28.
Notably, Hrithik Roshan’s big budget Hindi film Kites was to release in 45 screens in Kerala last Friday, but could be screened only in 18 screens. Earlier, Shibu of Tameens Films, who distributes Vijay’s Sura, went against the order of FDAK and released the film simultaneously. Consequently, he was issued a ‘Red Card’ by FDAK and not allowed to function.
Meanwhile, FDAK president Siyad Kokker said: “We have made it clear that OLF can release in Kerala only two weeks after its worldwide release. The theatres are not interested in promoting Malayalam films, which are finding it difficult to get proper release.”