The much awaited Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swamy starrer Thalaivii finally hit the theaters yesterday and was the only big Bollywood release.
After changing the release dates couple of times due to the pandemic situation, the Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swamy, Bhagyasree, Madhoo and Naseer starrer Thalaivii was welcomed with good reviews from the critics and audience as can been seen from audience rating in BookMyShow. Directed by A.L.Vijay, The Hindi version of Thalavii was released in only 500 theaters due to the conflict between the producers and the multiplexes. The issue was that multiplexes like PVR, INOX and Cinepolis wanted to screen the film for 4 weeks while the producers were debating to keep it only for 2 weeks period after which it will premier on OTT platform. However, the Tamil and Telugu version had 301 screens and 280 screens released respectively.
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The Hindi version of Thalaivii opened to poor response in the morning shows while the afternoon and evening shows showed slight growth. On the other hand, the Tamil version was good with 40% occupancy in the morning shows and the trend did showed upwards in the later part of the day. As per trade estimates, Thalaivii might earn some where between Rs 1.40-1.50 crore on its first day in all languages which is decent but could have been better if there were no restrictions, issue and limitations with its release.
The budget of Thalaivii is estimated to be around Rs 70 crore (Production cost is Rs 55 crore and printing and advertising is Rs 15 crore). The good news is that makers have already 86 crore even before the release ( Hindi version sold to Amazon with Rs 18 crore, Tamil & Telugu version sold to Netflix at Rs 35 crore, Satellite rights and worldwide rights have been sold to Zee for 30 Crore, Music Rights have been sold for 3 Crore).
Thalaivii is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh under the banner of Vibri Media, and Karma Media And Entertainment.