Thala vs Thalaiva: Pongal war at its peak

Thala vs Thalaiva: Pongal war at its peak

Agency News

The much-anticipated war between two superstars- RajiniKanth and Ajith- on box office is now at its peak.

Trade pundits are awaiting the first week collection statistics to judge the winner of the war. Cinemania reached a crescendo in Tamil Nadu as the war between two superstars- Rajinikanth and Ajith- is a rare phenomenon. Apart from packed shows, there were a pack of rare experiences such as noisy atmosphere, wedding in theatres and violence.

Mixed reviews are coming from theatres. Meanwhile, the reports about the pirated copies go viral online once again created panic among film circles. Delirious fans of Rajini and Ajith burst crackers, danced in front of cinema theatres throwing traffic out of gear and performed milk abhishekams to the cutouts of the actors, turning a serene morning into a noisy one.

A number of pumpkins, coconuts and lemons were crushed to ward off the evil eye and for the films to become a hit at the box office. With almost equal number of screens allotted for both the films, there were lots of cheer and lot to fight among fans for the Pongal festivity. Across the world, Rajnikanth’s star-studded movie ‘Petta’ is locking horn with Ajith-starrer ‘Viswasam’. This is first time in a decade another super star challenges Superstar Rajinikanth on box office.

Rajinikanth’s Kaala and 2.0 released in around 700-750 screens in the state and Ajith’s Viswasam also got more than 600 screens, which ensured that both films opened to great numbers. But since both big films are releasing on the same day, this is going to be one tough fight. Multiplexes in Chennai, Chengalpet and Coimbatore will be dividing the screens equally among the films. The challenging aspect is that most of the theatres outside these cities are single screen theatres. So, normally the theatres go after party who offered a big return.

Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Petta’ also became the talk of the town for two reasons: while first one is the presence of superstar Rajanikanth, the second factor is the big star cast in the movie which include Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Simran and Trisha among others.

Viswasam (lit. Loyalty) is an action film written and directed by Siva. The film features Ajith Kumar with Nayanthara playing the female lead. In June 2018, comedian Vivek was also added to the cast to play a supporting role in the film. After the debacle of Vivegam, Ajith has pinned high hopes on ‘Viswasam’. The highlight of the movie is Ajith’s dual role.

As far as Ajith’s Viswasam is concerned, the fans get a rare occasion to watch the special chemistry between Ajith and Nayanthara after a hiatus of five years.Initial reports also say that fans enjoy the vintage Rajini in Petta and the rare combo of Ajith and Nayans works well.