Ajith’s Viswasam is not ready to give up its fight against Petta and according to trade pundits the movie has collected Rs.125 crore in 8 days in Tamil Nadu.
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted on Thursday, “Today’s Newspaper ad of #Thala #Ajith ‘s #Viswasam #VasoolSaadhanai. Last night, TN Distributor @kjr_studios announced that #Viswasam has grossed a humongous ₹ 125 Crs in TN in 8 Days.. A New All-Time Record!”
Though entered into its second week, the move is still running in packed theatres. KJR Studios owner KJ Rajesh attributes the collection to the extra shows played in theatres. In an interview he said many theatres in Tamil Nadu played 5-7 shows to manage the heavy rush. That resulted in the exceptional collection within a short span of time. The other aspect was that many of fans watched movies 7-8 times.
Ajith starrer Viswasam released with Rajinikanth’s Petta and interestingly enough both movies have been doing really well at the box office.
Viswasam is fourth joint venture between director Siva and Ajith. Their other three movies were Vivegam, Vedalam and Veeram. Though critics did not give much appreciation for Viswasam, the movie was accepted well by public. Apart from Ajith’s star value, the much appreciated chemistry between Ajith and Nayanthara also saved the movie.