Ajith starrer "Vedalam" has been heavily affected by the unprecedented rain in Chennai and nearby districts. The movie, which was on its way to become the biggest hit of 2015 in Kollywood, will not occupy the numero uno position in the state at the box office now.
Chennai came to a standstill following the flood last week and the authorities cut off power for a few days as a preventive measure to avoid an accidental death during such situation. These factors directly affected "Vedalam" collection, as the film was not screened in Chennai for almost the whole week.
The traders were expecting "Vedalam" to do decent business in Tamil Nadu, especially in Chennai, but the downpour played spoilsport. In Chennai, the film, which has become the biggest hit in Thala's career, was predicted to beat the record of Vijay's "Kaththi" (Rs 7.83 crore).
But now "Vedalam" is struggling to reach the 7-crore mark in Chennai. The collections have also come down in neighbouring states Karnataka and Kerala where the Tamil film had a good opening.
The collection of "Vedalam" has also come down in the US as well and early reports say that the Ajith starrer did well only in Malaysia last weekend.
"Vedalam" is made on a budget of Rs 61 crore and the Tamil film has raked in over Rs 110 crore worldwide. The film has given good profits to the producer, distributors and exhibitors due to the Entertainment tax exemption given by the state government.
The film is written and directed by Siruthai Siva and produced by AM Rathnam. Shruthi Haasan, Lakshmi Menon and Kabir Singh Duhan are in key roles.