Arya-Nayanthara's Tamil film "Raja Rani" has opened to a good response in Tamil Nadu. The film has earned approximately ₹3.20 crore on its first day, which is Arya's best ever opening.
"Raja Rani" has also performed well in other states including Kerala and Karnataka. "#RajaRani [Tamil] Friday biz: Tamil Nadu - ₹3.20 cr, Kerala - ₹25 lacs, Karnataka - ₹25 lacs. Total: ₹3.70 cr. Excellent!" film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The romantic-comedy has also opened well in overseas markets as well. According to Taran, "Raja Rani" raked in £16,314 from 12 screens at the UK box office.
"Raja Rani" hit the screens on 27 September along with director Mysskin's "Onayum Aatukuttiyum", a suspense thriller. Mysskin's film has been released in a limited number of screens as against "Raja Rani" which had a wide release. The Arya-Nayanthara starrer is expected to be the first preference of the public.
Directed by Atlee, "Raja Rani" is about a married couple who is forced into wedlock. The couple, played by Arya and Nayanthara, undergoes a rough patch in their marriage as they are unable to overcome their romantic past which involves actors Jai and Nazriya Nazim.
The film is based on the premise that "there is life after love failure and there is love after love failure". It received positive reviews from critics, which is likely to help in its business. "Raja Rani" is expected to dominate the box office until 2 October, when Vijay Sethupathi's "Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara" (IAB) hits the screens.
The release of a new film might lead to "Raja Rani" getting limited screens. It remains to be seen if the Vijay-starrer will affect "Raja Rani" or vice versa. Even if "Raja Rani" overshadows "IAB", the film will have just one more week to collect some revenue until Dhanush's "Naiyaandi" and Shiva's "Vanakkam Chennai" release on 10 October and 11 October, respectively.