A.R. Murugadoss-directed Vijay-starrer Tamil film "Kaththi" has minted Rs.82 crore as of Wednesday at the box-office worldwide, and is tipped to join the Rs.100 crore clubthis week. It is now the biggest hit in the language for the year 2014.
"The film is unarguably the biggest Tamil blockbuster of the year. In its first week, it has collected a whopping Rs.82 crore at the ticket window. It should touch the Rs.100 crore mark by this weekend," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
Other Tamil films that have collected over Rs.100 crore include Rajinikanth-starrer "Enthiran" and "Thuppakki", which was also directed by Murugadoss.
"Rarely will you find a Tamil film minting over Rs.100 crore. It’s a rare feat because Tamil films don’t have pan India release, unlike Hindi films. Moreover, the tickets prices in Tamil Nadu have a cap. Keeping all this in mind, what ‘Kaththi’ has achieved is truly phenomenal," he said.
Starring Vijay and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead, the film addresses the plight of farmers, whose lands are being taken over by multinational companies.
If "Kaththia" manages to enter the Rs.100 crore club, it will be third time for Murugadoss in a row after "Thuppakki" and "Holiday" to mint Rs.100 crore plus for his films.