Ajit's Nerkonda Paarvai which released worldwide on August 8, opened to packed houses all over the world. Presented by Boney Kapoor & Zee Studios, the film has reportedly witnessed a blockbuster weekend collection of 2 million USD.
The film was released globally by Zee Studios International in over 35 territories. Commenting on the weekend numbers, Vibha Chopra, Head-Global Syndication & International Film Distribution, ZEE Entertainment, said, ‚ÄúContent is what wins hearts worldwide and Nerkonda Paarvai, which is heavy on content is an example of that. This courtroom drama has not only done phenomenal business all over but is also among the top ranked films in territories like Malaysia where its competing strongly with films like Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (English), Boboiboy Movie 2 (Malay), Line Walker 2 (Cantonese) and also in Singapore leaving behind several Hollywood films like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. We are extremely delighted to see how positively International markets are reacting to the regional film.‚ÄĚ
The producer of the film Boney Kapoor in a press release said, "We are overwhelmed with the responses that the film is receiving worldwide. It feels so great to see a movie which is so close to your heart, doing such a great business. This is purely the content and Thala Ajith‚Äôs magic that the overseas audiences are showering their love. We are truly grateful to Zee Studios International to provide this film with an extensive reach."
Nerkonda Paarvai is the Tamil remake of the Bollywood film Pink. Directed by H Vinoth, the film is about three young women who accuse three men of sexual violence and the courtroom drama that ensues. Both films have been applauded for speaking up about victim blaming and making the audience understand consent in sexual acts.