Indian cinema saw a different feat on 1 May when latest releases of father–daughter duo, Kamal Haasan and Shruti Haasan, clashed at the box office. While Kamal's "Uttama Villain" faced glitches ahead of its 1 May release in India, Akshay Kumar-Shruti Haasan's "Gabbar Is Back" had a smooth opening at the box office all over the word.
At the overseas box office, "Uttama Villain" made a grand opening on 1 May and this is well reflected in the film collection.
In the US, father Kamal Haasan's flick has surpassed daughter Shruti's "Gabbar Is Back" in terms of box office collection.
According to popular film portal Bollywood Hungama, Tamil film the first weekend box office collection in the US of "Uttama Villain" is ₹2.96 Crore and Bollywood flick "Gabbar is Back" is in second position with weekend collection of ₹1.31 Crore.
It should also be noted that the Akshay Kumar–Shruti Haasan starrer was being shown on more screens than Kamal Haasan's movie this weekend. "Gabar is back" was shown in 107 screens, whereas "Uttama Villain" in 98 screens. This is a clear indication that Kamal Haasan's flick is a step ahead when it comes to any other Indian release this weekend in the US.
Meanwhile in India, "Gabbar is Back" is breaking record one after another and leads in opening weekend box office collection. But business figures if "Uttama Villain" in India is still awaited as the film managed its release only by 2 May matinee show here.
Kamal Haasan's "Uttama Villain" faced cancellation of shows on 1 May and 2 May as the makers had to sort out financial issues with financiers in the last minute of release.
The star cast of "Uttama Villian", directed by Ramesh Aravind, also include late filmmaker K Balachander, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Urvashi, Jayaram, Parvathy Nair, Parvathi Menon, Nassar, MS Bhaskar, Chithra Lakshmanan, Ananth Mahadevan, and Shanmugarajan.