When we say Diwali, it instantly gets tagged with the celebrations in theatres, especially in Tamil Nadu. In fact, it has been a part and parcel of this culture, where fans would love to throng up at theatres and spear up their intense celebrations out there. But this time, it all looks like a dull scenario, with no big stars having their release. Moreover, with some of the most expected movies hitting screens for the Pooja holidays, the Diwali looks feeble in strength with less releases – Dhanush starrer ‘Kodi’ and Karthi-Nayantara starrer ‘Kaashmora’. While the promotions are getting to the peak from both ends, it is all turning out to be a bleak scenario, where for the first time, we see theatres remaining dull and tickets unsold for a Diwali release.There are no photos with those IDs or post 106046 does not have any attached images! There are no photos with those IDs or post 106046 does not have any attached images!
Dull Diwali after 6 long years – Tickets unsold for Kodi & Kaashmora
From this context, we get to observe one thing. Both these movies are based on different themes, probably unconventional genre. While Kodi will be a political thriller, Kaashmora is a fantasy-horror-comedy. In fact, such genres would definitely get its dose of crowd only with the positive word of mouth from audiences after the early shows.
Let us keep our fingers crossed about this and hope the producers, distributors and exhibitors get their due collections than invested.
Dating back to 6 years back, somewhere in 2010, the scenario was pretty much same, where the Diwali had so much of low profile releases like Dhanush’s Uthama Puthiran that had just 30-40 audiences for the first show (6 a.m.) at Rakki Cinemas, Ambattur Chennai and other parts in Tamil Nadu. But Mynaa turned to be a surprise hit while Mirchi Shiva’s Va Quarter Cutting was an average pick.
Some of the fascinating Diwali releases during this interim are as follows –
• 2010 – Uthama Puthiran, Mynaa and Va Quarter Cutting
• 2011 – Velayudham, 7aam Arivu and Shahrukh Khan’s Ra One.
• 2012 – Thuppakki and Poda Podi
• 2013 – Arrambam, Pandiya Nadu and All in All Azhagu Raja
• 2014 – Kaththi and Poojai
• 2015 – Vedalam and Thoonga Vanam
• 2016 – Kaashmora, Kodi and Kadalai