Merku Thodarchi Malai, the movie which essayed the story of people living in the Western ghats directed by Lenin Bharathi got released last week. The movie after garnering great response and warm reception from the International Film festival arenas is receiving the same appreciations after the Indian theatrical release. After the first week of its successful run, the box office reports of this Vijay Sethupathi Production venture has arrived. The movie had collected Rs 6,05,345 from 27 shows in 8 theatres of Chennai. The movie is still running with an average occupancy at the theatres.