Tamil film "Ethir Neechal" starring television anchor-turned-actor Sivakarthikeyan is doing well at the overseas box office.
"Ethir Neechal", which was released on 1 May received positive reviews from film critics, who have deemed it as a perfect summer entertainer. The film also managed to get good response from moviegoers.
According to film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, "Ethir Neechal" is seeing a day-wise growth in the US and UK box offices. The film has collected ₹17.97 lakh during the weekend in the UK and ₹10.60 lakh from US screens.
"Tamil film #EthirNeechal witnessed day-wise growth in UK and USA... Wknd: UK £ 21,350 [₹17.97 lacs] ... USA $ 19,592 [₹10.60 lacs]," Taran tweeted.
The first day collections of "Ethir Neechal" in the US were ₹5.51 lakh from six locations. The film collected ₹9.12 lakh in the first three days including from Thursday's previews. However, it managed to get only around ₹1.5 lakh on Sunday (5 April). The film's total US collection now stands at ₹17.97 lakh.
Directed by Vetrimaran's assistant RS Durai Senthil Kumar, "Ethir Neechal" is a romantic-comedy entertainer that has all the ingredients of a commercial film. Priya Anand of "English Vinglish" fame plays the female lead opposite Siva. The rest of the cast includes Nandita, comedian Sathish, Manobala and Jayaprakash.
The film is produced by actor Dhanush's Wunderbar Films. The actor is featured in an item song -"Sathiyama Nee Enakuu" - alongside actress Nayantara. The film's score is composed by Anirudh of "Kolaveri Di" fame.