Ahead of the release of Ayalaan, Sivakarthikeyan noted that he doesn't judge all his movies only through the prism of box office receipts like his fans on social media.
Sivakarthikeyan in Ayalaan
Tamil actor Sivakarthikeyan, who is waiting for the release of Ayalaan, seems to not be bothered about his movies achieving certain box office benchmarks. At a time, when the commercial performance of a film overshadows the debates about its artistic merits and talents, Sivakarthikeyan seems to have a very grounded approach when assessing the success and failure of his movies.
Sivakarthikeyan noted that he doesn't judge all his movies only through the prism of box office receipts like his fans on social media. "If my film scores Rs 100 crore, I will be happy. Take, my previous films, Doctor collected Rs 100 crore and Don made about Rs 125 crore, which is the highest-grosser in my career to date. Maveeran earned about Rs 90 crore. And if you ask me which is the biggest commercial success of these three films, I will pick Maveeran," explained Sivakarthikeyan.
Sivakarthikeyan suggested that using the box office as the only yardstick to measure a film's success grossly undermines its other achievements. "Maveeran is experimental content; the previous film of the director was a direct-to-OTT release; a new music director and, a new producer and it was a non-holiday release. And still, that film managed to make this much money and that is according to be is the biggest success," he said.
Maveeran was a riff on the superhero genre, and it centred around a comic-book artist. The film narrates the story of a coward, who begins to hear a voice that gives him an edge over his enemies. The film was written and directed by Madonne Ashwin of Mandela fame.
"Don reaching a larger audience was its success. It was a film made purely from an entertainment perspective. Maveeran is an expermental film. So I am aware of the different yardsticks to measure the success of each film," Sivakarthikeyan added.
Ayalaan can also be classified as an experimental film, considering its unique plot and genre. It's a sci-fi film about an alien that gets trapped in Chennai. After being in the making for several years now, Ayalaan is all set to hit the screens on January 12, coinciding with the Pongal holiday.