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A smashing success?

‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ is now screening in 60 CEL circuit cinemas including Majastic.

Colombo, Jaffna Capitol -Maradana, Saxon-Marine Drive -Colpetty, City Cinema

-Mt.Lavinia, Lido-Borella, Regal -Nuwaraeliya, Vijaya-Batticaloa, Chella

-Jaffna, Concord, Ruby,Eros, Cinecity and other cinemas with record box office collections on the first four days.

‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ is produced by Boney Kapoor. It is Tamil superstar Ajith’s second film to release this year after ‘Viswasam’. The latter, which was written and directed by Siva, released in cinemas during Pongal and became a hit despite clashing with Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Petta’.

If the early trends are anything to go by, Ajith is set to score another big victory at the

box office with ‘Nerkonda Paarvai’. The film is the official remake of Bollywood film ‘Pink’ (2016), which was directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.

‘ Nerkonda Paarvai’ also seemingly holds emotional value for everyone involved in the project. It was Sridevi’s wish to make a movie in Tamil with Ajith under her husband Boney Kapoor’s production. Even Ajith had promised Sridevi during ‘English Vinglish’, in which he played a cameo, that he would do a film with her husband.

It is also a timely film in light of the #MeToo movement. The central theme of ‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ is consent. The story follows the efforts of a feminist man to save three girls from public character assassination following a sexual assault attempt. It is one of the rare movies that talks about victim-blaming/shaming in sexual violence cases. Ajith will be essaying the central role of a lawyer, which was originally played by seasoned actor Amitabh Bachchan.

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