Kangana Ranaut Drawing a parallel with how the worldwide
Drawing a parallel with how the worldwide footprint of Hollywood had impacted the French, German and Italian film industries, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut said at a recent media conference here that it must not be allowed to grow in India at the expense of regional cinema.Kangana was within the capital to market the movie ‘Thalaivii’, which was released this Friday in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The movie is about the lifetime of the late J. Jayalalithaa, who served because the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for quite 14 years.Kangana urged film exhibitors to not be impacted by Hollywood to such an extent that they begin moving faraway from regional cinema. She said: “Like Hollywood has destroyed other industries, it’s trying to overtake us. We must encourage regional cinema and promote dubbed versions of films in Malayalam or Tamil or Punjabi or other languages, than simply showing the dubbed versions of ‘Jungle Book’ or ‘Lion King’. this may be our contribution to the making of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.”When asked that one quality of the late leader she would really like to imbibe, Kangana said: “Her foremost trait was her strong determination, which enabled her to simply accept challenges and have become the chief minister of Tamil Nadu .”
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According to Box Office India, Thalaivii garnered an all-India collection of ₹1.25 crore. The movie performed better in the South Indian markets as against the Hindi circuits.
The film collected an estimate of ₹20 to 25 lakhs in the Hindi centres, with the highest contribution coming from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Thalaivii performed better in Tamil Nadu, boasting a box office collection of ₹80 lakh.
Thalaivii, like recently released Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings, Fast & Furious 9, Chehre and BellBottom, was not released in Maharashtra as the state government is yet to reopen cinema halls since the second Covid-19 wave.
BellBottom, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead, became the first big Bollywood movie to have released since the theatres opened. The film collected ₹2.5-2.75 crore, according to Box Office India. Whereas, Fast & Furious 9 opened to ₹1.75 crore collection. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had revealed Marvel’s Shang-Chi minted ₹3.25 crore on its first day.
Minting over 85 crores of the film with satellite, digital and music rights, Thalaivii had already recovered a huge amount even before the theatrical release. Revealing details about the digital deal, producer Vishnu Vardhan Induri stated the reason for a theatrical release saying, “₹55crore is a small amount. I had fancy offers which would have seen me sitting on tonnes of money. But my intention was to give this film a theatrical experience. It’s done with so much passion and love, we want people to experience it first in theatre. I don’t want to go in to details, but we have recovered our investments. If the release of the film had been delayed, I would have lost my money – That’s the reason I opted for theatrical release now.”
Interestingly, veteran actress Simi Garewal attended a special screening of the film hosted by Kangana Ranaut. After watching the film, she took to her Twitter handle to review the film. The actress stated that although she doesn’t approve of Kangana’s radical comments, she supports her acting talent. Simi also revealed that although Jayalalithaa wanted Aishwarya Rai for her biopic, she would have approved of Kangana’s act.
She wrote, “Altho I do not support #KanganaRanaut’s radical comments..I do support her acting talent. In #Thailavii she gives it her heart & soul! Jaya-ji wanted Aishwarya to play her..my hunch is JJ wud hv approved of Kangana’s portrayal. As for @thearvindswamy he is MGR reincarnate!!”