Kochadaiiyaan trails Manam in Andhra

Rajinikanth’s animated spectacle is getting mixed response with people preferring ANR’s Manam over Kochadaiiyaan

 The Akkineni family’s Telugu family drama Manam has beaten Vikramasimha, dubbed Telugu version of Kochadaiiyaan, at the box office in the opening weekend in Andhra Pradesh. However, the Rajinikanth starrer’s worldwide performance is quite good.

While Manam collected Rs.5.32 crore in the state in its opening weekend, Rajini’s Vikramasimha only managed to mint Rs. 2.8 crore.

Manam has been rock solid at AP box office. It collected Rs.5.32 crore in its opening weekend in the state, while Vikramasimha raked in only Rs.2.8 crore. The Akkineni family film continues to rule the box office in the state,” trade analyst Trinath told IANS.

Meanwhile Kochadaiiyaan has reportedly collected Rs.42 crore worldwide from all six languages in the opening weekend.

“Directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin, the photo-realistic performance capture technology film has set a new milestone in the history of Indian cinema and set the box office ringing with a bumper opening weekend and grossed Rs.30 crore in India and Rs.12 crore overseas,” read a statement from Eros International.

According to Trinath, Vikramasimha received a mixed response from audiences because of the animation.

“The film’s animation was criticised by audiences. They felt everything looked artificial in the film including Rajinikanth’s face,” he said.