PHOTOS & STILLS - GALLERY
CHENNAI BOX OFFICE
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 8,11,57,733
Verdict: Super Hit
Average Theatre Occupancy (Weekend): 55%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend): Rs. 83,64,724
Average Theatre Occupancy (Weekdays): 45%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays): Rs. 84,10,662
Cast: Lakshmi Menon, Thambi Ramaiah , Vikram Prabhu
Direction: Prabu Solomon
Screenplay: Prabu Solomon
Story: Prabu Solomon
Background score: D Imman
Dialogues: Prabu Solomon
Singers: Alphons Joseph, Benny Dayal, D. Imman, Haricharan, K.J. Ranjith, Magizhini Manimaaran, Shreya Ghoshal
Distribution: Studio Green
Prabhu Solomon seems to have found his foothold in romance movies set in pristine natural beauty. Kumki, starring Vikram Prabhu and Lakshmi Menon is as much a love story as it is about man-animal conflict.
The good opening naturally paved way to good collections after positive reviews and word of mouth. Now, looks like the movie is on its way to become a blockbuster.
This is the second hit for Lakshmi Menon in a row, after Sundarapandian.
KUMKI PREVIOUS WEEK RANKINGS
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 70%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 1,15,72,827
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 60%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 1,24,29,048
Directed by Prabhu Solomon, Kumki, the debut vehicle of Vikram Prabhu from the Sivaji family, is the story of a mahout and his trained elephant set in the backdrop of a mountainous village.
After a good opening and positive word of mouth, Kumki seems to be gaining recognition in theatres as witnessed by the steady increase in collections.
Prabhu Solomon seems to have gone for an open ended climax, leaving the film’s ending for the viewer to decide.
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 87%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 1,54,21,146
Ave Theatre occupancy (Weekdays) : 70%
Collection in Chennai (Weekdays) : Rs. 1,50,61,284
Prabhu Solomon’s love story of a mahout and his elephant is set in the backdrop of the forests of the Western Ghats. Kumki is the launch pad of Vikram Prabhu and has Lakshmi Menon playing the female lead. The movie also has Thambi Ramaiah in a significant role.
Thanks to the publicity buzz surrounding its pre-release days, the movie had a good opening and was followed by a big surge in collections – thanks to the positive reviews.
Vikram Prabhu is adding to the list of tall, lanky, hirsute lead men of Tamil cinema and there are only very few of them!
Ave Theatre occupancy (weekend) : 85%
Collection in Chennai (Weekend) : Rs. 98,98,042
Kumki is the launch pad of Vikram Prabhu, the son of Prabhu Ganesan. It is the story of a mahout, his elephant and his romance set in the lush, dense forests of the Western Ghats.
Thanks to the marketing that has created anticipation, Kumki’s opening was a breeze that recorded good collections.
Prabu Solomon has repeated his Mynaa magic, but in a different setting.
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