Will Suriya’s Singam 3 BEAT his previous movie 24’s BO records?

After much delay, Suriya‘s Singam 3 will finally release tomorrow. Although the release date has been postponed three times already, the buzz around the movie hasn’t fizzled out in any way, after all it’s the popular Singam franchise. This is the third installment of the popular cop drama franchise. Suriya is back with his signature handlebar moustache, killer dialogues and power packed punches. The movie also stars Anuhska Shetty and Shruti Haasan. Thakur Anoop Singh will be playing the lead antagonist in this film, who also happens to be debuting in Tamil cinema with S3. Recently, the makers released a sneak peek promo that made us more eager for the film. We last saw Suriya in the sci-fi movie 24. He was lauded for his triple role in the film especially for the portrayal of his negative character – Athreya. Will Singam 3 garner as much praise? Moreover, will Singam 3 race ahead of his previous movie, 24 at the BO?

It was in May 2016, 24 directed by Vikram Kumar hit theatres. The movie also starred Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen and Saranya Ponvannan. The movie dealt with a unique time travel concept. Suriya portrayed three distinct roles – his negative character surprised and impressed fans both. The movie was critically acclaimed for pulling off an unusual subject with a tad bit of commercial element. The movie fared brilliantly at the box office too as it collected Rs 78 crore worldwide  in the first weekend itself. Reportedly it recorded the highest three day weekend, after Bahubali: The Beginning. Within 18 days of its release, the movie raked in Rs 100 crore. Now considering 24 was a commercial and critical success, will Singam 3 break this movie’s BO records? At this time,Suriya needs a grand commercial success that will spike up his graph. He is already established as an actor, but it’s time to elevate his box office status. Things are already in Singam 3’s favour as the movie has raked in Rs 100 crore as part of it satellite, theatrical rights.

As of now, many factors stand in the favour of the Tamil actor – popular franchise, Durai Singam character, masala entertainer. Also to add to it, Suriya’s popularity extends to Andhra, Telugu states and even Kerala. However, the one obstacle that stands in the way is the Tamil piracy website that aims to release the movie on the day of its release. The real victory would be if fans refuse to watch the pirated version and go to theatres to enjoy this actioner! It’s time for Durai Singam to kick some butt! Are you ready?