South Indian actor Jyothika's latest Tamil release 36 Vayadhinile, which is about a woman and her pursuit of dreams, has grossed over Rs 8 crore in the six days since its release in Tamil Nadu.
Making a comeback after eight years, Jyothika shines in the Tamil remake of Malayalam hit How Old Are You.
"The film opened to highly positive word-of-mouth. Although targeted at women, even men and family audiences have lapped up the film. It has minted Rs 8 crore and above in six days. At this rate, the film may collect over Rs 20 crore in another week in the cinemas," said trade analyst Trinath.
According to a statement released by the film's makers, the movie has been shifted to bigger screens across select cinema screens in multiplexes.
Buoyed with the positive response to her film, Jyothika recently said: "I'm overwhelmed with the love and respect towards 36 Vayadhinile. I did the film with a fire inside me believing that women should be respected for being homemakers as they juggle between many roles in day-to-day life, thereby losing the drive to chase their own dreams."
She also did the film because "I felt it will give heroines a better standing in this male-dominated industry and make women understand that our identity lies in our self-respect, confidence and achievements and not just in marital status".
Directed by Rosshan Andrews, the film is produced by Jyothika's actor-husband Suriya under his home banner 2D Entertainment.
Suriya has already bought the remake rights of the movie in all India languages. And according to an insider, talks are on with a leading Telugu star to start work on the Telugu version.