Ajith Kumar, who is known as the King of Opening by traders, is getting ready for his next release Veeram, which will hit the screens worldwide on January 10. The film is releasing in 50 screens alone in Karnataka.
Leading Kannada producer K Manju has acquired the distribution rights of Karnataka. Sharing his views with Oneindia, he said, "I'm delighted to be distributing Veeram in Karnataka. The response is stupendous for the film here."
Being a popular distributor of Kannada and other languages movies, he could not distribute Ajith Kumar films in Karnataka till date. He said, "This is my first Ajith Kumar's movie and I have pinned high hopes on it." The movie is being released in 50 screens in Karnataka and 20+ screens alone in Bangalore.
When asked if the numbers have come down due to other releases like Vijay's Jilla and Mahesh Babu's Telugu movie 1: Nenokkadine, K Manju reacts, "No. The content of Veeram is not only for masses, but for all sections. The occupancy for the movie will remain same or increase for such projects after initial craze. So, I have decided not to have a wide release instead I wish to see a long run in theatres for the movie." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Ajith No Less To Rajini
K Manju claims, "I have been closely watching Tamil movies from last few decades and the craze around Ajith Kumar is nothing less to Rajinikanth film in Karnataka."
Meanwhile, K Manju is entering into Tamil films by producing forthcoming film Brahman. Sasikumar, Lavanya Tripathi, Santhanam, Soori and others are in the cast.
On the other end, Vijay's Jilla is also expected to get 50 screens. It is mainly because of two Telugu biggies - Mahesh Babu's 1: Nenokkadine and Ram Charan Teja's Yevadu. The producers of the Telugu films had booked theatres well in advance.
However, Ajith Kumar's Veeram is an action-thriller directed by Siruthai Siva. Tamanna Bhatia has played the female lead in the movie produced by Vijaya Productions.