The much anticipated socio-fantasy flick Puli was a complete no show today in Telugu states, while the Tamil version managed to release from the noon shows. And tomorrow, trade will witness the opening of an out and out mass entertainer, Ram’s Shivam.
Made with a highest budget in Ram’s career, Shivam did record pre-release business in Ram’s career, with the worldwide distributors shelling out nearly 17.40 crores to grab the rights. Adding to this thumping business, there has been a positive buzz surrounding the film in the industry circles.
Also, the fresh pairing of Ram and voluptuous beauty Raashi Khanna paced up the expectations meter among film lovers, who have been eagerly waiting for a quality mass action entertainer. With Puli’s release uncertain and Subramanyam for Sale fizzling out, it’s clearly advantage Shivam, which can utilize the long weekend to its fullest.