Actor-producer Siddharth is a relieved man as his latest Tamil horror outing Aval has not only appealed to audiences and critics alike but has worked wonders at the box-office.
As per our trade sources, the film has witnessed steady increase in footfalls over the weekend, resulting in allocation of more shows across theatres in Tamil Nadu.
It is said to be one of the biggest box-office openers for Siddharth, who has confirmed he has plans for the sequel.
Directed by Milind Rau, an erstwhile associate of Mani Ratnam and co-written and produced by Siddharth, the film also stars Andrea Jeremiah and Atul Kulkarni in important roles.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Siddharth said: â€śGenerally, successful films will only have sequels. This film has turned out to be hit, and we will indeed make a sequel of Aval.â€ť
When he was asked if Andrea will be part of it, he said that she will definitely be part of it because she has been instrumental to the story and success of the film.
Aval has earned the praise of audiences for emerging as a true-blue horror flick. Apart from smart writing, the film also won appreciation for its sound design. In fact, Richard Kind, a popular sound designer from Christopher Nolanâ€™s films, has heaped praise on the sound design in the film.
Siddharth took to twitter to share the news: â€śThe great Richard King (Nolanâ€™s sound designer) has sent congrats to the sound team of #AVAL. What a moment.â€ť
Mixed in Dolby Atmos, the sound effect really gave audiences the heebie-jeebies.
In Aval, Siddharth plays a neurosurgeon and Andrea plays his wife. Newcomer Anisha Angelina Victor played the girl who gets possessed and her performance left audiences in awe.
The Telugu film Gruham will release this week along with the Hindi version The House Next Door. On the career front, Siddharth has two more projects in his kitty. He has the upcoming Tamil comedy Shaitan Ka Bachcha in which he shares screen space with Raashi Khanna.
He is also making his Malayalam debut with the Dileep starrer Kammara Sambhavam, and the project is slated to go on the floors next year. To be directed by Rathish Ambat, the film is said to be an epic period drama.
Although the project went on the floors briefly earlier this year, the full-fledged shooting will commence next year.