Jackie Shroff, who plays the antagonist in ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ clashed with his own son Tiger Shroff, whose debut film ‘Heropanti’ released on the same day as ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, and it seems that Jackie’s ‘Villainpanti’ scored over his son’s Heropanti at the box office across the nation.
Though Heropanti was mostly praised for Tiger’s martial arts skills, it was Kochadaiiyaan, which created ripples at the box office across the country.
Like it happens with every Rajinikanth film, Kochadaiiyaan was welcomed with the kind of mass adulation that only a Rajini film can command. If sources are to be believed, Mayajaal, one of the leading multiplexes in Chennai, had 100 shows across 16 screens on the opening day. Other multiplexes such as SPI Cinemas have already sold approximately 30,000 tickets in advance for the opening day.
From visits to temples on the eve of the release to anointing large cut-outs of Rajinikanth with milk before the first show of ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, fans went out of their way to make it a memorable event.
Directed by Rajini’s daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, which is India’s first photo-realistic 3D animated motion capture film is scheduled to release on 477 screens in the state.
Also starring Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, R. Sarath Kumar, Aadi Pinisetty, Nasser and Shobana, it will hit approximately 6,000 screens in 10 countries.