Kochadaiiyaan Opens Low in Hindi, But Bombastically Big in South
By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Kochadaiiyaan opening occupancy – Rajinikanth’s much-awaited film at last hit theaters today. The movie released in three languages – Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. As expected and predicted in yesterday’s article, the Hindi version received very limited opening occupancy.
But down south, the film went aptly as per the expectations by receiving mammoth and giant opening occupancy in morning shows and now the evening and late night shows too are being expected to raise bigger business for the movie. Rajini’s fans seem to be rocking at the box office and they are expected to appear at theaters in big quantity in coming days.
Well, Kochadaiiyaan opening occupancy in Hindi version came around low such as 20 to 25%. Although Kochadaiiyaan was targeted at multiplexes, but they also showed lower business in opening shows. There are nonetheless expectations of business increase in evening and night shows.
Deepika Padukone’s presence in the movie too could not add any sparkles to film’s worth among Hindi audiences. Tamil and Telugu versions both gained mammoth opening business and now the film is expected to click more in later shows of the day.
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