Diwali 2011 was a definitive treat for Kolly people, with Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Velayutham and Suriya’s 7aam Arivu vying for the top spot. But folks the wait is over and we are glad to declare the first week results.Suriya’s 7aam Arivu released on 25th October while Vijay starrer Velayudham released on Diwali day October 26th setting alight the Diwali celebrations. This is what the Chennai Box-Office reports look like:
1st place for 7am Arivu with a staggering 40.25 Crores
2nd place goes to Velayudham trying to catch up at 40 Crores(released in less number of theatres comparatively with 7aam Arivu)
3rd place was safely secured by Ra One.
The box office collections do reflect the fact that a good amount of Kolly fans’ do prefer cinema with a difference, which surely has been Suriya’s forte. Nevertheless Vijay too has been able to draw in the family audiences to the theaters, a thing our Ilayathalapathy has always been known to do with much ease. Appreciation has been flowing in from all corners for both the stars. Suriya even received appreciation from Thalaivar Rajinikanth for trying something new and another classic delivery from director A.R. Murugadoss.
So Suriya and Vijay fans, we just wanted you to scroll down and drop in your thoughts on this one. The comments section is right below, just in case you couldn’t find it!