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‘Kabali’ mints Rs 11.4 crore in north India in two days


kabaliHuge cut-outs of Indian movie star Rajinikanth decorate a movie theatre where fans jostle to get in and out on the first day of release of his new Tamil-language film "Kabali" in Bangalore on July 22, 2016. Fans of the wildly popular Indian film star Rajinikanth queued overnight for a 4am screening of his eagerly awaited new movie on July 22 in the southern city of Chennai, where many companies gave up all hope of staff showing up for work and closed for the day. Rajinikanth famously worked as a bus conductor in the southern Indian city of Bangalore before heading to Chennai in 1973 to pursue his passion of acting. / AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRAN

New Delhi: Superstar Rajinikanth’s latest film “Kabali“, which is receiving enormous response from audiences across India, has minted Rs 11.4 crore in two days in the north Indian market.

The Pa. Ranjith directorial, which collected Rs 5.2 crore on its opening day, witnessed a 20 per cent growth on its second day in the north Indian market where it collected Rs 6.2 crore on Saturday, thus taking its cumulative total of Rs 11.4 crore, read a official statement.

The Tamil film, which has been dubbed in other languages like Hindi, Telugu and Malay, witnessed a steady growth especially for the Hindi version. It released in 1000 screens in the north belt.

The movie is riding high on good worth of mouth and is expected to have a great weekend number.

Released in nearly 5000 screens worldwide, the film narrates the tale of a gangster’s shot at redemption and how he fights for equal pay rights for Tamils in Malaysia.