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Vadivel - Can he do it?

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Posted: 28 January 2008 at 6:57pm | IP Logged

Vadivel- Can he do it?

By Moviebuzz

Can Vadivel change the superstar ratings in Kollywood with the release of
his Indiralokathil Na Azhagappan (INA) on February 1?
The Kollywood definition of a superstar is- He should be able to take a
fantastic opening irrespective of how good or bad the film turns out to
be, his fans should be able to sustain the film for atleast a week (now
even opening weekend would do). The idea is that the common man on
the street should be willing to spend their hard earned money to buy a
ticket, just to watch their favourite hero!

At the moment there is only one real superstar, who has all the above
qualifications and even a child will tell you that it is Rajnikanth! The
others who have been given superstar titles purely on the strength of
their openings and fan base are (in alphabetic order)- Ajit, Kamal Hassan,
Surya, Vijay and Vikram.

There are others also who had great openings but has not reached the
superstar stature, due to various reasons. Now a new guy called Vadivel is
threatening to enter the club, though others in this elite club do not want
him to be given membership! Vadivel feels that certain vested interests
are working behind his back to see that his solo hero films do not run!

According to sources close to Vadivel, there was a conspiracy against his
INA to see that it does not release for Pongal. He would like to forget it as
a bad dream and go ahead and prove himself at the Tamilnadu box-
office. If INA takes a super opening in Tamilnadu, it will ring alarm bells
for those opposed to Vadivel's rise. They dismiss Vadivel's last solo hero
film Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi as a fluke super hit!

INA is releasing big in nearly 200 screens in Tamilnadu and overseas
where the comedy king has become very popular. Vadivel supporters are
sure that INA will not only take a super opening, but will also be a hit
which will ensure that he continues to do solo hero films, at least one or
two a year like other "superstars"!

So If makkals...do you think he will able to do it?? Wink

netra_rama IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 28 January 2008 at 10:27pm | IP Logged
Thanks Meli for the info Embarrassed

Im sure he will make it gal. My family infact are still waiting for this movie. Its going to be full of laughter im sure LOL LOL LOL
Dits Goldie

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Posted: 28 January 2008 at 10:38pm | IP Logged
Even if the movie doesn't click, Shreya's dance number will defintely boost the movie!
usha_pooja IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 29 January 2008 at 6:16am | IP Logged
he can do it!!!! Clap
Karthikka IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 29 January 2008 at 7:20am | IP Logged
I really don't fancy Vadivelu as a hero. Sorry. Big smile
jigglypuff726 IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 29 January 2008 at 10:29am | IP Logged

vadivelu did great with the 23 Pulikesi. he might just score another hat trick with this new release of his.Smile

however i'm sure the film will have a great opening because some deprived people in india will get to see the ass-ets of the famous shreya i'm-too-in-need-of-good-clothes saran in her item number. (the only thing she's actually good for)

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Posted: 31 January 2008 at 9:13am | IP Logged
INA- Extraordinary advance booking!

By Moviebuzz
Thursday, 31 January , 2008, 08:48
The honchos at Chennai's Sathyam Cinemas, one of the most prestigious
multiplexes in the country and the highest collecting centre in south
India were baffled by the opening day advance booking for Vadivel's
Indiralokathil Na Azhgappan(INA)!
K. Munikannaiah, Vice-President (Movie Scheduling) Sathyam Cinemas
says: "The advance booking for INA is extraordinary. On Wednesday (Jan
30) on the first day when booking opened 6124 tickets were snapped up
through our internet, call center bookings and six counters at the
theatre, which is very good"

According to trade, the booking for INA in Chennai city's nine screens has
been good but what has perplexed them is the kind of advance booking
seen at Sathyam. Remember Sathyam cinemas patrons are the 'super
elite' and Vadivel is considered by its audiences as "down market" and his
last solo hero film Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi was not even screened

Among the Tamil stars Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan and Ajit commands the
best opening at Sathyam in comparison to them, Vadivel's opening day
advance booking is quite impressive though nowhere in their league. Still
he has been given the honor of screening his film at Sathyam big screen
(952 seats), daily four shows!

'Manickam' Narayanan of Seventh Channel the producers of INA say: "You
got to give credit where it is due. Please note Vadivel has neither fan
clubs nor an organizational structure to create opening day hype. All
tickets sold through advance booking at Sathyam has been taken by the
general public, and I believe there is no bulk booking. It is a fantastic feat
by any yardstick."

Hats off to the Vaigai Puyal for creating a storm at the box-office before
release of his INA!

wow..I am really impressed, I dont think people will just watch it for that
Shriya...he has lot of fans..I am waiting to watch it. Clap Clap
Karthikka IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 31 January 2008 at 10:25am | IP Logged
Mels, I didn't like Pulikesi because it copied Uttama Puthiran a lot and that to me is sacrilege. Sivaji was just superb and I did not see the necessity in trying to imitate the Yaradee Nee Mohini which is a classic.

Having said that, I will see his new release and reserve my judgement until then. Big smile

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