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Velayudham wins the Diwali race in Kerala

October 28, 2011 13:19 IST

A still from VelayudhamThe Malayalam film industry stayed away from the marquee during Diwali and let Shah Rukh Khan's Hindi film Ra.One and Tamil films - Suriya's 7 aum Arivu and Vijay's Velayudham -- dominate all the theatres in the state.

But the Tamil stars have gauged the potential of the Kerala territory. Vijay was in Kochi a few days before the release of Velayutham for its official trailer launch.

The hero received an overwhelming response as hundreds of eager

fans waited for hours outside the theatre for a glimpse of the Ilaya Thalapathi, as he is popularly known. Vijay later told the media, "The kind of response I have received here is absolutely exciting. I just feel like being in Tamil Nadu considering the huge turnout of fans here."


the three, it was Vijay who seemed to have won the Diwali race. Both Ra.One and 7 aum Arivu received mixed response while Velayudham is very entertaining.

The presence of Malayali girl Saranya Mohan in a prominent role in Velayudham

has perhaps given more reason for Malayalis to cheer about.

Meghna George in Kochi