Kamal Hassan Indian 2

The Tamil film industry is facing a tough year, with major releases like Lal Salaam, Ayaalaan, Captain Miller, and others failing to make an impact at the box office. The only notable success so far has been Tamannaah and Raashi Khanna’s Aranmanai 4.

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To fill the void, Tamil theaters have been relying on films from other languages, such as Manjummel Boys and Premalu in Malayalam, Hanu Man and Tillu Square in Telugu, and Hollywood franchises like Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and Kung Fu Panda 4. Even re-releases like Vijay’s Ghilli provided some relief to local exhibitors.

However, the overall content quality of Tamil cinema has been lacking recently, leaving audiences craving for that one big hit. The industry is pinning its hopes on Indian 2 to be the game-changer of the year, anticipating a massive global opening.

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Kamal Haasan’s previous film Vikram earned 65 crores worldwide on its first day, with a first-weekend collection exceeding 160 crores worldwide.

Indian 2 aims for an even bigger impact considering the big names and the franchise value involved, targeting an opening day collection of 75 to 80 crores worldwide and a first-weekend collection of 180 to 200 crores. Anything below these numbers would be considered a letdown.

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Indian 2 marks Kamal Haasan’s return in the iconic role of Senapathy after 28 years, with Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh, and Kajal Aggarwal leading the cast. The film is scheduled to be released on July 12 in multiple languages.