The opening day collections of Mani Ratnam are staggeringly low despite Karthi playing the main lead.
Karthi's movies generally take good openings in Telugu states as he has great fan following in Telugu states.
After "Ok Bangaram" became a hit, Mani Ratnam's brand image is on right track. Given this scenario, the trade predicted that it would take bumper openings but the reality is quite different. Even in Hyderabad multiplexes the opening figures are below par.
Critics have slammed the film and the word-of-mouth is also similar from the general audiences. Hence, it is unlikely to sustain at the box-office.
Even in USA, the movie took pretty bad openings though the Tamil version collected impressive about $100k.
Producer Dil Raju who has given back to back hits recently will be losing lot of money on this project as bought the movie for outright price.