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Prince box office Day 1: Sivakarthikeyan's Deepavali release grosses THIS amount despite mixed reviews

The movie is Siva's first outing for the festival in his decade-long career

Prince box office Day 1: Sivakarthikeyan's Deepavali release grosses THIS amount despite mixed reviews

Sivakarthikeyan in Prince

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 08.26 AM, Oct 22, 2022


Sivakarthikeyan's Prince which was released yesterday in Tamil and Telugu opened to mixed response from critics and the audience. The movie directed by Anudeep is receiving criticism from several quarters for its weak screenplay and forced comedy. Siva's performance and Sathyaraj's screen presence are said to be the film's saving grace.

According to sources, the movie has earned ₹7 crores from across Tamil Nadu, and more than ₹1 crore from Telugu states. The total collection of Prince from across the globe stands at around ₹10 crores.

The last two movies of Siva were huge hits and entered the ₹100 crore club. Film lovers are eager to know how much Prince would end up collecting in the long run. Karthi's Sardar, which also hit the screens, has opened to comparatively good response.

Ponniyin Selvan, which has entered its fourth week, is still drawing impressive figures at the box office. It looks like the Deepavali festival week and family audience are two factors which could help Prince attain a decent figure. The movie which is Siva's first bilingual outing is unlikely to set the cash registers ringing at the Tollywood box office as well.

Ukrainian actress Maria Riaboshapka has made her Tamil debut with Prince which has Premgi Amaren essaying a character with grey shade for the first time. Thaman has composed the background score for a Siva-starrer for the first time. Though the first single from the film, Bimbiliki Pilapi, impressed fans of the actor, other songs fell flat.

The inappropriate placement of songs is one of the major flaws the audience has pointed out in the movie. The lack of a convincing conflict and weak production value are other factors which have left cinephiles disappointed.