Shalini Mishra

Fox Star studios’ Cuckoo has opened strong in its opening weekend making it the highest grossing opening for a Tamil film without a big star cast in the last five years.   Co-produced with The Next Big Film, Cuckoo is the fourth hit for Fox Star in the Tamil market.  Previous hits include Raja Rani, Vathikuchi and Engaeyum Eppothum (US grosses waiting for Dmitry).  Cuckoo is a heartwarming love story between blind couples.

Cuckoo is also Fox Star Studios first film post its very successful three film deal with A R Murugadoss. Murugadoss will be directing a Hindi film for the studio next.

Vijay Singh, CEO Fox Star Studios, adds, “With Cuckoo, we, along with our co producers, The Next Big Film, have been able to demonstrate that content really is the king at the box office. With Raja Rani and now Cuckoo, we have given the industry two new talented directors, Atlee and Raju. With four back to back hits under our belt, three of which were in joint production with one of the giants of Tamil cinema, A R Murugadoss, we are now looking forward to some exciting times ahead, as our next Mundasuppati, in partnership with Thirukumaran Entertainment, gets ready for a release soon.”

Next up for Fox Star is it’s Hindi release Hawaa Hawaai directed by Amole Gupte (post Stanley Ka Dabba’s criticial and commercial success) slated for a release on May 9.

Having considerably scaled up in the Hindi film market, Fox Star recently announced four film deal with Vishesh films (on the back of Raaz 3, Jannat 2 and Murder 3’s success) and has forged alliances with Pooja Entertainment and Films Ltd, Phantom Films , Illuminati Films and Endemol India.

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