Chennai, Jan 18 (): Santhanam – Powerstar‘s Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasiaya (KLTA) released for Pongal has become a super hit movie. KLTA is produced by Ramanarayanan’s Sri Thenandal Films and Santhanam’s Handmade Films and distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giants.
Udhayanidhi Stalin has tweeted the box-office collections of the film – “KLTA first 3 days collection for TN theatrical is Rs 6,80,65,560 and distributor share is 3,75,98,768!”
The film was released on January 13 in 205 screens across Tamil Nadu. The movie received excellent reviews from film critics. Good word of mouth from the first batch of audiences who enjoyed the movie, has attracted more number of family audiences to the theatres.
Seeing the increasing crowd, the makers have planned to increase the screens. From this Friday (Jan 18) the movie will be screened in more screens in multiplexes, which would eventually make more profit. KLTA has emerged as the first biggest hit of 2013.
Reports say the film was made at a cost of Rs 3 – 3.5 crore and the film has recovered the production cost in the first three days itself.
The main highlights of the movie are its decent story line and its comedy combo of Santhanam- Powerstar Srinivasan.
Other factors which have led KLTA to a grand success could be the failure of Karthi’s Alex Pandian and the last-minute confusions over release date of Vishal’s Samar. These facts made the movie goers to divert their attention towards KLTA, which eventually assured an excellent collection on the opening day.
The interesting title, which has been lifted from the popular Cadburys ad, suits the film perfectly and has attracted audiences considerably. Above all, the good word of mouth has made wonders in the box office in the following days.
Along with Santhanam and Power star, the movie also features Sethu, Vishaka Singh, VTV Ganesh, Kovai Sarala and others in the cast.