The competition is fierce between Rajinikanth’s Petta and Thala Ajith’s Viswasam. The two big releases will be clashing with each other today and are competing with each other for 1000 screens in Tamil Nadu ahead of Pongal. There is a very stiff competition as to which film will acquire the most screens in the state. This is the first time in a decade that a big film is releasing along with Rajinikanth’s movie.
The start of 2019 is turning out to be an exciting period for Kollywood. Two mega movies, Superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta and Thala Ajith’s Viswasam, are releasing on January 10 worldwide. In recent times, no two big hero Tamil films have released on the same day. This has created havoc in the Tamil film trade as screens and shows get divided.
The last time big hero films clashed on the same day was nearly 14 years back; April 14, 2005, saw Rajinikanth’s Chandramukhi taking on Vijay’s Sachein. A day later, Kamal Haasan’s Mumbai Express hit the screens. Of course, the Pongal of 2014 saw the Vijay versus Ajith confrontation when Jilla clashed with Veeram.
Not only fans so many celebrities went crazy and enjoying their fan boy , fan girl moments. Here’s how they expressed their excitement :
— Vikram Prabhu (@iamVikramPrabhu) January 9, 2019
— Tony- Kabir Duhan Singh (@Kabirduhansingh) January 9, 2019
— Simha (@actorsimha) January 9, 2019
நாளை வெளியாகும் பேட்ட, விசுவாசம் இரண்டையும் திரை அரங்கில் பார்த்து பெரும் வெற்றி அடையச் செய்யுங்கள், அன்பு ரசிகப் பெருமக்களே !! Kindly avoid piracy n downloading. 👍🏻🙏🏼
— Vivekh actor (@Actor_Vivek) January 9, 2019
— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) January 9, 2019
Two or three biggies releasing on a festival date is a very healthy trend for the film Industry and will ensure better release dates for other small and medium budget films.All the best for #Viswasam and #Petta releasing tomorrow!👍
— Sibi (Sathya)raj (@Sibi_Sathyaraj) January 9, 2019
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 8, 2019
— pa.ranjith (@beemji) January 9, 2019
Thala(ivar) day!! Let’s celebrate!!! pic.twitter.com/dFabFnNIRW
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) January 9, 2019
#Viswasam & Petta. Clash of the Titans!💥
Soo Excited for Thala Thalaivar Dharisanam. Viswasam is sure to become a blockbuster https://t.co/KMkCpcho0v More feather added for this Man of Positivity Kottapadi Rajesh Sir @kjr_studios pic.twitter.com/QOQU7ZM35t
— SinisH (@sinish_s) January 9, 2019
The trailer of the films had created a huge controversy among fans of both superstars. The Petta trailer ends with Rajinikanth warning his detractors and enemies (in the film) to run away. Viswasam’s trailer ends with Ajith calling himself a family man and ready for a showdown with his enemies over it. Meme creators in Tamil Nadu are having a field day, thus increasing the expectation meter for both films.