Kalakalappu 2 strikes gold at the box-office, grosses around Rs 10 crore in Tamil Nadu

Featuring stars like Jiiva, Jai, Mirchi Siva, Nikki Galrani and Catherine Tresa among others, Kalakalappu 2 is a comedy of errors, set against the backdrop of Varanasi.

regional movies Updated: Feb 13, 2018 12:18 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Kalakalappu 2,Tamil Nadu,Sundar C
Kalakalappu 2 features a host of big stars including Jiiva, Jai, Mirchi Siva, Nikki Galrani and Catherine Tresa among others.

Sundar C’s multi-starrer Tamil comedy Kalakalappu 2 has struck gold at the ticket window. In its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu, the film approximately grossed around Rs 10 crore, according to reliable trade sources. Despite mixed feedback from critics and general audiences, the brand Sundar C and the popularity of Kalakalappu franchise helped the second part open big and sustain throughout the weekend.

Featuring an ensemble cast of Jiiva, Jai, Mirchi Siva, Nikki Galrani and Catherine Tresa among others, the film is a comedy of errors that’s set against the backdrop of Kasi in Varanasi. The film was shot in a very short span of time and on a strict budget. In his recent interaction with media, Jiiva said: “For three months, it was back to back shoots and it was really hectic. Sundar sir won’t waste even 10 minutes of free time as he would rather utilize it to shoot a small portion of another scene with the available actors. In a way it was good and his meticulous planning was amazing. All the same, I had no tension and was having fun with a host of artistes on the sets.”

Basking in the success of Kalakalappu 2, Sundar C is expected to commence work on the highly anticipated magnum opus Sangamithra very soon. At the press meet Kalakalappu 2 in January earlier this year, Sundar C clarified that Sangamithra has not been shelved. “The pre-production work is still going on. On a project of this scale, pre-production is followed by storyboard creation. Unlike other films where work on graphics will be done only after shooting, here in Sangamithra, we have started it before shooting. The project is very much on; we hope to start shooting from April.”

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First Published: Feb 13, 2018 12:13 IST