Amala Paul had an unprecedented day last Friday when she had as many as three of her films hitting the screens. However busy an actress might be in any language, having three of her films releasing on the same day is something which occurs only rarely.
Amala’s Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal (MUK) (opposite Atharva), Kaadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi (KSE) (opposite Siddharth) and KSE’s Telugu version Love Failure were the films which were released on 17th February. While it (three films releasing on the same day) does give an account of the demand the actress has from producers and directors, it also carries with it the huge risk of ‘rejection’ from audience for being ‘overdose’.
Directed by Elred Kumar and touted as Tamil films’ first-ever medical thriller, trade sources say that MUK hasn’t been well received by the public who complain that the script was ‘confusing’ to say the least. If the feeling prevailed in urban centres, one can very well imagine how would it be in rural areas.
KSE, for which Siddharth doubled up as producer besides playing the lead role, is said to be doing reasonably well in its Tamil version. Whether the film would be able to sustain and take forward the momentum in the coming weeks is something which remains to be seen. Ditto with Love Failure, the Telugu version of KSE, which has attracted youth in the initial days.
Whether or not Amala manages the hat-trick of hits that she is desperately looking for is a big question!