Asuran is the family drama from Kollywood that had Kerala's very own Manju Warrier debuting in the Tamil cine industry opposite none other than Dhanush. Directed by maverick film maker Vetrimaaran who is known for movies like Vada Chennai, Visaranai, etc, Asuran delves into intense issues like caste divide and the plight of the lesser fortunate from the lower rungs of the society. That the film had Manju Warrier was the main attraction for Malayalee movie buffs. Asuran released along with four Malayalam films on October 4 in Kerala theaters. After competing with 4 Mallu films, Asuran fetched 50 lakhs from Kerala BO on its opening day.