Actor Ajithâ€™s latest film â€˜Mankathaâ€™ has opened to a tremendous response from his fans and the general public. The film is the landmark 50th film in his career spanning close to two decades. Ajithâ€™s last couple of films in â€˜Aeganâ€™ and â€˜Asalâ€™ didnâ€™t do as well as his fans would have expected and as such, the clamour among his fans in anticipation of the release of â€˜Mankathaâ€™ was something that was seen to be believed.
The rates of the few tickets which were sold in â€˜blackâ€™ on the opening two days were almost equal to that of superstar Rajiniâ€™s â€˜Enthiran: The Robotâ€™. Reports say that fans and the public didnâ€™t think twice in dishing out money to the tune of Rs.300 to Rs.500 for a single ticket to watch the film on the first two days. The fact that Ajith is playing a full-time â€˜negativeâ€™ role for the first time has only upped the craze of his fans.
Trade circles point out that the collections in the first two days was a whopping Rs.2.8 crores, which augurs well for the filmâ€™s run at least for the next couple of weeks. Everything points out to the film becoming a super-duper hit in the coming weeks. The moment Sun Pictures entered the fray and made it clear that â€˜Mankathaâ€™ would be released on 31st August, at least 2-3 films which were lined up for release on 2nd September have now been postponed by a fortnight to escape the â€˜onslaughtâ€™ of Mankatha.
The films which now eye 16th, 23rd and 30th September as release dates are â€˜Aayiram Vilakkuâ€™ starring Sathyaraj, Shanthanu and Sanaa Khan and directed by the newly wed Hosimin, debutant director Saravananâ€™s â€˜Engeyum Eppodhumâ€™ starring Jai, Sharvanand, Anjali and Ananya, â€˜Murannâ€™ starring (and co-produced by) Cheran and Prasanna and dircted by Rajan Madhav, â€˜Vaagai Sooda Vaaâ€™ directed by Sargunam and â€˜Vellour Maavattamâ€™ starring Nandha and Poorna in the lead and directed by Manohar.
The Jiiva-Tapasee starrer â€˜Vandhan Vendraanâ€™ is likely to hit the screens on 16th September.