Lokesh Kanagaraj extends wishes to team ‘Maharaja’

In his X post, Lokesh Kanagaraj extended his heartfelt congratulations to Vijay Sethupathi for delivering a hit with his 50th film.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 15, 2024 | 6:01 PM Updated Jul 09, 2024 | 6:57 PM

Lokesh Kanagaraj extends wishes to team Maharaja

Vijay Sethupati’s Maharaja is winning the hearts of audiences and critics alike.

The Tamil movie, which hit the screens on 14 June, featured Mamta Mohandas, Anurag Kashyap, Abhirami, Arul Doss, Munishkanth, Manikandan, Singam Puli, Bharathiraja, Vinod Sagar, and PL Thenappan in prominent roles.

Since this is the 50th film of Vijay Sethupathi, Maharaja grabbed wide attention. With this flick, the actor proved that he’s a star, too.

As per reports, the film grossed ₹4.45 crore on the opening day. It witnessed the third biggest opening this year in Kollywood after Dhanush’s Captain Miller and Sundar C’s Aranmanai 4.

This came as a shot in the arm for the Tamil film industry, which otherwise hasn’t had any blockbusters for some time.

Maharaja is also doing well in Kerala and other neighbouring states.

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Lokesh Kanagaraj wishes team Maharaja

Meanwhile, renowned Tamil filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj extended his wishes to team Maharaja for delivering a hit.

In his X post, the director extended his heartfelt congratulations to Vijay Sethupathi for his 50th film.

Further, Lokesh congratulated Nithilan Saminathan, Philomin Raj, Anurag Kashyap, Jagdish Palanisamy, Sudhan Sundaram, and the entire crew of the film for the success.

Maharaja is surely a comeback film for Vijay Sethupati, who saw back-to-back flops in the recent past.

His Bollywood film, Merry Christmas (2024), didn’t do well at the box office, though it drew critical acclaim.

Similarly, Sethupathi’s DSP (2022) missed the mark.

However, he drew applause for his pivotal roles in Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan (2023) and Vetrimaran’s Vidhuthalai Part 1 (2023).

Maharaja is directed by Nithilan Swaminathan and jointly produced by Sudhan Sundaram’s Passion Studios and Jagdish Palanisamy’s The Route.

The film’s technical crew includes Dinesh Purushothaman (cinematographer), Ajaneesh Loknath (music composer), and Philomin Raj (editor).

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