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Maanaadu box office: Simbu’s comeback film collects Rs 22 crore in 3 days in TN

Simbu's Maanaadu opened to glowing reviews, and judging from the initial box office figures, the audience seems to have also given a big thumbs up to the movie.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru |
Updated: November 29, 2021 3:50:55 pm
Maanaadu movieMaanaadu is written and directed by Venkat Prabhu.

Producer Suresh Kamatchi is quite upbeat about the box office performance of his latest film Maanaadu. Calling it a “blockbuster,” he has no qualms sharing the film’s opening weekend collection in Tamil Nadu. “3 days TN theatrical collection 22cr #MaanaaduBlockbuster (sic),” he tweeted.

It is worth noting that it is rare to see a producer in the Tamil film industry sharing the box office figures.

Written and directed by Venkat Prabhu, the film was expected to give actor Simbu’s career the much-needed boost. And as expected it did deliver Simbu from a streak of bad films and box office flops.

Maanaadu opened to glowing reviews and judging from the initial box office figures, the audience seems to have also given a big thumbs up to the movie. The film seems to be outperforming expectations as cinegoers are braving seasonal rains to catch the movie on the big screen. The non-stop rains were earlier blamed for undercutting the earning potential of Superstar Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe.

The cast and crew of Maanaadu are overjoyed by the response at the box office given it was released amid a lot of challenges and confusion. Just a few hours before the film’s release on November 25, Suresh Kamatchi tweeted that he was forced to postpone the release due to some unavoidable reasons. Venkat Prabhu later in media interactions noted that the whole film fraternity came together to sort out the problems and worked through the night of November 24 to ensure the film’s release on November 25.

Due to last-minute problems, the movie’s early morning fan shows were cancelled affecting its opening day collection. But, the makers were relieved that the film opened in cinemas without any delay.

Simbu also released a statement expressing his gratitude to everyone, including the producer, the director, his parents, distributors of Maanaadu , industry friends, and fans. “With our faith in God and people, we beautifully worked on the film Maanaadu. My only intention was to make those who love me happy with Maanaadu and that has been rewarded. The film has become a hit worldwide,” he noted.

“Thank you will not convey all the emotions I am feeling now. But, I don’t have any other words to offer. I happily surrender to your love as you caught the tears I cried at the audio launch function before they hit the ground,” he added.

Director Venkat Prabhu also thanked the fans as he claimed the distributors in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka are in the profit-zone. “So happy to hear all our tn distributors are into their profit zone in just four days!!! Wow!! Thanks for the Love makkaley!! And also heard our distributors for Kerala and Karnataka are in their profit zone in just three days!! God is kind!! (sic),” he tweeted.

Besides Simbu, Maanaadu stars Kalyani Priyadarshan, S. J. Suryah, Bharathiraja, S. A. Chandrasekhar, Karunakaran and Premgi Amaren among others.

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