Comparison and analysis of Aalwar and Pokkiri
January 06, 2007
The year 2007 is on the roll and so are the movies that are ready to hit the screens on the auspicious Pongal day. The most expected of them being Aalwar and Pokkiri which are said to be the clash of the titans of Kollywood viz Ajith and Vijay. Will Ajith repeat his Varalaru success this time or is it Vijay’s time to set the cash registers ringing?
While that could only be known after the release of those movies, we decided to do a brief analysis of these two films. Read on to find out more.
Both the movies have been sold keeping the old ticket rates in mind. Pokkiri has been sold for 12 to 15 crores while Aalwar has commanded around 9 to 12 crores. Now that the government has slashed down the ticket rates, it is yet to be known what the distributors’ demand would be to make up for the money. The distributors could only make enough money if the movies sustain at the box office for a longer duration.
Trade pundits remark that Pokkiri’s songs are sure to become chartbusters. With a consummate combination of Prabhudeva, the then dance master and Vijay who is an accomplished dancer, Pokkiri’s songs are expected to be foot-thumping numbers. Another advantage with Pokkiri would be that Mani Sharma’s recreation of his hit numbers of Telugu Pokkiri in its Tamil version.
Aalwar, with Srikanth Deva’s music has hit the charts already and the songs would be noticed only after the release of the movie.
As far as the opening is concerned, both have registered an equal opening in all the centres. As stated earlier, for Vijay this film comes after Aathi that sank without a trace while for Ajith, Aalwar follows after his recent success of Varalaru.
Pokkiri, as we all know, was a blockbuster in Telugu which is being remade in Tamil with Prabhu Deva as the director who is synonymous with continuous hits in Telugu with his direction. The name of the game is; would it be as easier for Prabhu Deva to repeat his success in Tamil?
Aalwar is directed by Chella who was trained under S J Surya. While a refreshing style of narration is expected in the movie, will the debutant director please the likes of Ajith fans? On the other hand, the script of Aalwar has reportedly awed the film fraternity.
Asin is fortunate enough to be featured in both the films as heroines and is shuttling between the sets of Aalwar and Pokkiri these days. While being slowly branded as a lucky mascot, the success of these movies would spearhead her market value.
As these two films have the most popular heroes of Kollywood combined with all the entertainment quotients, it is expected that Aalwar and Pokkiri are sure to be a great grossers in terms of revenue generation.
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