'Pizza' - box office winner goes to Tollywood & Hollywood
Of the 13 Tamil films released in October, horror-thriller "Pizza", which raked in Rs.1.85cr in first two weeks, evolved as the major winner at the box office.
"Pizza was made on a shoestring budget and it collected Rs.1.85crore in the first two weeks. The amount it garnered is far better than what other Tamil films that released in October managed to collect," said trade analyst Trinath.
"Pizza released on Oct 19 didn't have a grand opening but managed to create buzz through word of mouth with its offbeat and intriguing narrative. The numbers of shows in multiplexes were also increased due to the initial buzz and the movie is still running to packed houses," added Trinath.
Karthik Subbaraju directed Pizza has made its mark in Kollywood and is now getting ready to entertain Telugu as well as Hollywood audiences.
Pizza to make its mark in Tollywood & Hollywood
Pizza has got good reviews from the critics, industry biggies and the viewers, which is making good run even after 2 weeks of its release. Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan played the lead roles in this romantic thriller. Tollywood producer Suresh Kondeti, who has earlier distributed dubbing films such as Premisthe, Shopping Mall and Journey, has now bought the dubbing and remake rights of Pizza.
There is buzz that Suresh Kondeti has grabbed the Pizza rights despite heavy competition of more than 40 producers. Going by the phenomenal success of the film, it is also being reported that some of the Hollywood producers are interested in the movie and trying to remake Pizza. It will be a proud moment for Tamil cinema, if Pizza is remade in English too.
The film revolves around a pizza delivery boy, played by Vijay Sethupathi, whose life undergoes dramatic changes whilst on one of his home delivery trips. Besides the Tamil dubbed version of "English Vinglish", Suriya-starrer "Mattrraan" was the only big budget film that released in October.
"Maatran may have collected more than 'Pizza', but the film didn't live up to the expectations and moreover, it was a big budget film," Trinath added. Meanwhile, Suresh Kondeti, who has bought the rights of the film in Telugu, is set to remake or dub the film.