Crisp and short, Kamal Haasan film hits jackpot

Oct 25, 2009 IANS


Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) The makers of Tamil films "Aadhavan" and "Peraasnmai", which were released during Diwali, have been forced to cut them short after they were rejected by audiences for being too lengthy. Kamal Haasan starrer "Unnaipol Oruvan", however, has hit the jackpot.


"The viewers were complaining about the length of both - 'Aadhavan' and 'Peraasnmai'. The filmmakers were forced to cut them short," said a source from theatre circles.


K.S. Ravikumar, director of "Aadhavan", edited out 20 minutes of the film and sent his assistant directors to all the centres to make these cuts. Meanwhile, theatre operators themselves cut "Peraasnmai" short.


"After the films were shortened, the footfalls at the theatres have slightly increased," said the source.


Kamal's "Unnaipol Oruvan", an adaptation of the Bollywood film "A Wednesday", was a hit at the box office, thanks to its length. The film is less than two hour long and it proved to be "master stroke" as it has been doing exceptionally well at almost all the centres.


Kamal's close associates inform that he is likely to keep the length of his other movies short too.


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