Madhavan and Ritika Singh's "Irudhi Suttru" ("Saala Khadoos" in Hindi) has drawn the attention of none other than boxing legend Mike Tyson, who has evinced interest in watching the multilingual flick.
On his Facebook page, he shared a review published by a leading daily about the film and wrote: "I'd like to see this boxing film." His response was welcomed warmly by his Indian followers on the social networking site. It has to be seen whether the makers of the movie respond to his wish by arranging a special screening.
Mike Tyson's post is likely to have a positive impact on "Irudhi Suttru", which is already basking in the glow of the good words from critics and viewers. Both versions of the film were released last Friday, 29 January, and performed well at the box office.
"Irudhi Suttru" has collected Rs 4.41 crore in India in its first weekend. The combined collections of the Tamil and Hindi versions stand at Rs 9.93 crore in three days.
Trade tracker Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#SaalaKhadoos biz jumps on Sunday. Biz almost doubles. [Hindi] Fri 1.28 cr, Sat 2.09 cr, Sun 2.42 cr. Total: ₹ 5.79 cr. India biz... #SaalaKhadoos [Tamil] Fri 91 lacs, Sat 1.45 cr, Sun 1.78 cr. Total: ₹ 4.14 cr... Hindi ₹ 5.79 cr + Tamil ₹ 4.14 cr total: ₹ 9.93 cr. (sic)"
Meanwhile, many celebrities from Kollywood have lauded "Irudhi Suttru". Sivakarthikeyan, Karthik Subbaraj, Nandini Karky, Ramya Subramaniam, Anjana Rangan and a few others have shared good words about the Kollywood film on Twitter.
"Irudhi Suttru" is a sports-drama written and directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad with Madhavan and Ritika Singh in the lead. A good story backed by brilliant performance of the lead stars are the highlights of the flick.