Siddharth's latest Tamil release Jigarthanda has helped him score a hat-trick of hits following Udhayam NH4 and Theeya Vela Seiyanum Kumaru. He says Jigarthanda has received a cult status.
The movie, which opened in cinemas August 1, has collected Rs 9.7 crore in its opening week in Tamil Nadu. The film has done good business overseas as well.
"Siddharth has delivered a third hit in a row in Tamil. Jigarthanda has grossed Rs 9.7 crore in the first week in Tamil Nadu. It's doing extremely well overseas too. It's on its way to become a blockbuster," said trade analyst Trinath.
Following the rousing response in the south, the film opened in cinemas in Mumbai Friday.
Siddharth, who is overwhelmed with the response, feels Jigarthanda has attained a "cult status".
"My phone keeps ringing. Haven't seen this kind of cult status since RDB ('Rang De Basanti'). Thank you @karthiksubbaraj for letting me support your vision. Been saying this film will be epic for a long time. @karthiksubbaraj is a gift. Cinema will treasure him always. As will we! #Jigarthanda," Siddharth had posted on his Twitter page recently.
My phone keeps ringing. Haven't seen this kind of cult status since RDB ... Thank you @karthiksubbaraj for letting me support your vision.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) August 6, 2014
He is currently awaiting the release of Tamil films Kaaviya Thalaivan and Lucia.