Pandiraj-directed Kadaikutty Singam is having a golden run at the box-office. The rural drama, which features Karthi in the titular role of a farmer, is the second hit in a row for the actor after last year’s Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru.
According to trade sources, the film has grossed a whopping Rs 37 crore in just two weeks in Tamil Nadu and continues to run to packed houses. The makers organized a grand success meet to celebrate the phenomenal response for the film earlier this week.
Speaking at the event, Karthi said that he’s glad the film is drawing family audiences to cinemas. “There are few misinterpretations that good movies don’t run. I believe this film has proved that notion wrong. You make a good film it will definitely run. I am so happy that theatres are drawing family audiences, especially women who don’t come often.”
The film, produced by Suriya, marks the first time collaboration of Karthi and director Pandiraj. In a recent Deccan Chronicle interview, he said: “I want to play the role of a farmer to inspire the younger generation to take up agriculture and go back to their roots.” He went on to add that by playing a farmer he can bridge the divide between rural Tamil Nadu and the urban youth who are largely disconnected from agriculture.
The film is Karthi’s first-time collaboration with 2D Entertainment, which is owned by Suriya and the company so far has produced films such as 36 Vayadhinile, 24 and Pasanga 2. Kadai Kutty Singam, which also stars Sathyaraj, Bhanupriya, Priya Bhavani Shankar and Soori, has music by D Imman.
Karthi’s next film will be Dev with debutant director Rajath Ravishankar. Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan, RJ Vignesh, Amrutha and Renuka form the supporting cast of the film which will also feature a special guest appearance from veteran actor Karthik, who was last seen in Mr Chandramouli.
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