Kaavalan Box Office – Vijay F*cked; Worse than Sura

Ha ha ha ha, Ayyo Kaduvule.

Intha Vijayakku shani pudichidichu (Vijay is going through bad times).

Folks, Vijay’s new movie Kaavalan has been badly buggered by moviegoers in the U.K.

Kaavalan has fared worse than Vijay’s previous movie Sura at the U.K. box office.

Pitiful. Pitiful.

Vijay richly deserves his current miserable fate for all the crap he’s showered on Tamil moviegoers for the past few years.

By the way, Kaavalan released a week late in the U.K.

For the opening January 21-23, 2010 weekend, Kaavalan managed a total gross of only £49,475 and an average gross of £2,910.

Are we surprised?

Of course not. The Kaavalan trailer and cacophonous music foretold the disaster that lay ahead.

Here’s how badly Kaavalan fared at the U.K. box office compared to a few prominent Tamil films:

Kaavalan Box Office

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7 Responses to "Kaavalan Box Office – Vijay F*cked; Worse than Sura"

  1. trishna147   January 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Surprisingly low, especially with Kaavalan trailers going on TV like every 5 mins and with putting ONLY Vijay films on TV for the past week and a half.

    Have you heard of the Romanian film “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”? It got nominated for the Golden Globe Awards in 2008 i think, for Best Foreign Language Film. Anyhow, i watched it a couple of days ago and it was really good, try and catch one of these days.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We’ll try to watch 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days later today.

    • racer44   January 27, 2011 at 9:49 am

      “Surprisingly low, especially with Kaavalan trailers going on TV like every 5 mins and with putting ONLY Vijay films on TV for the past week and a half. ”
      WTF? Which channel? Sun TV didn’t show it(maybe now they are), because they already had their own production Aadukalam. In any case, both Kalaignar TV and Sun TV and their associated channels, which comprise a formidable majority of all tamil channels(even more formidable if you consider viewership), are avoiding giving any publicity to Kaavalan due to Vijay’s political stand-off with DMK as any fella in TN would know by now.

      In only two channels have I seen Kaavalan trailer, and they are Vasanth TV and Captain TV and practically nobody in TN watches either regularly. Maybe Jaya TV is also showing it, but again, nobody watches that regularly either.

      As for putting only Vijay films on TV, yaempa idhu unakkae nyayamaa? Pokkiri onnudhaan pottaanga, adhuvum Republic daynu sonnadhunaala pottaanga. Yaedho vaaraa vaaram Vijaykanthoda Narasimma podranganu solra maari solreenga. 😉

      Idhu podhaadhunu sollittu, Vijayku theaterae sikka maatengudhu. Release also got delayed, in UK by one week, in TN by 5 shows.

      Btw, I hold no brief for Vijay and hate most of his films as much as anybody, but adhukkunu ippadiyaa? 😉

      Checked out that online movie rental I told you about? How is it?
      And the song links? Heard them?

      And, oh yeah, Kaavalan is being claimed as the “hit” of this Pongal season, BUT(and this is the important thing) most of these claims are coming from people who assert that they are not “Vijay fans” but went and watched Villu twice 😀
      Having said that, since that constitutes a pretty fair majority of tamil movie-goers, they could indeed be right.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: Checked out that online movie rental I told you about?

      Not yet.

      • trishna147   January 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm

        im a UK blogger, not a TN one, so of all Tamil channels (Sun TV, KTV, Jaya TV, Mega TV, x, y, z), most people only got Kalaignar TV, which runs via Ayngaran TV. Ayngaran distributed Kaavalan in the UK, hence the ridiculous amounts of Kaavalan trailers on TV. I dont think Ayngaran gives a damn about Vijay-DMK problem tbh. So thats why i was surprised it grossed such low amounts despite crazy publicity.

        I have no idea about the situation in TN.

        did you manage to watch that Romanian film?

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        No, later today. It’s on Netflix Instant.

  2. prasadhbk   January 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Week later release would have been afftected the box office in UK since most of the tamil movies will be on the internet on the third day of release. Only very few download songs on itunes and watch movies on netflix.

  3. janoop   January 28, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Vijay’s film off late has not been opening well in UK i believe, BO numbers say he is losing out to Vikram and Surya in UK BO

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Vijay’s film off late has not been opening well in UK i believe,

    Pray, where have they been opening well?

    Kavaraipettaii? Parangipettai? Nellikuppam? Kuppanathanaloor? Chinnasalem?

  4. chennaiarun2007   May 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Kaavalan film review-Not the best Tamil film of Siddhique

    A year ago,when I read the review of Bodyguard (Malayalam film) made by the same director,I felt that it had no story at all.So, when the same was remade into Kaavalan in Tamil,it came as a surprise.

    No story,No great screenplay either

    The first half of the film was a bit boring and slight torture considering the fact there was no screenplay.The story moved at a very slow pace in the first half.

    Comedy-could have been much better

    The comedy scenes between vijay and Vadivelu fails to evoke much laughter.Only some comedy scenes such as “Parvati Nambiar” and “Pregnant” are laughable.

    Songs-Not too Bad.

    Some songs such as Sada Sada and Vinnai Kappan Oruvan are avoidable.The music is not too bad,but not great either.Pattampoochi and Step It Up are good.

    Action or Love Film?
    Siddhique seemed confused whether he was making an action film or love film.The first half looked like an action film and the second half seemed like a love film.Vadivelu’s dialogue in the film”Avare confuse aitaru pola(he himself is confused) applies best to Siddhique.

    Last 40 minutes-the Redeemer
    Just when I thought that the film was outright garbage,I was proved wrong by the director.The last 40 minutes including the climax are so heart wrenching and emotional that I cried after watching the ending.Also I clapped at the effort made by the director to script a wonderful turnaround.

    Some Highlights of the film

    The park scene where Asin and Vijay converse with each other is a masterpiece.Both acted well in that particular scene.
    Also the scenes were Mithra meets Vijay at the railway station and the climax was an absolute delight to watch.

    Asin-Not Good
    Overall,barring a few scenes,Asin does not do well.She looks almost like a ghost(too much makeup) in the film.The second heroine Mithra does much better than Asin,even though her character does not have much scope.

    Vijay-Good acting overall
    Vijay has done well throughout the film.He has done well in the climax, which requires usage of varied expressions.The film is a comeback for Vijay as an actor.

    Siddhique who has given hits such as Friends and Engal Anna in Tamil could have done much better if the screenplay was a bit more tight and story still better.But overall the film,given the fact it has too many minus points,is still watchable because of Vijay.

    Verdict–Average,one time watch.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Thanks for the review.

    The film is now being made in Hindi too.

  5. chennaiarun2007   June 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Yes,and I hope that with Salman playing the lead role is a definitely a bad omen.

    He is a bad choice…a much younger and a far more talented actor could have played it.

    Vijay did a great job and Iam sure Dileep too(in the original version of Bodyguard).Brace yourself for the worst possible acting and worst possible result now!!

    BTW,have you watched Kung Fu Panda-2(3D)?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No, to Kung Fu 2.

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