Ajith’s Viswasam and Rajinikanth’s Petta had a dream run at the box office, thanks to the Pongal holidays. Viswasam directed by Siruthai Siva stars Ajith, Nayanthara, Jagapati Babu and Baby Anikha in the lead roles.
Trade reports suggested that Viswasam’s theatre count in Tamil Nadu is higher than Rajinikanth’s Petta as the latter announced the release date just three weeks ahead of the scheduled release.
KJR Studios, who had distributed Viswasam, officially announced the box office collection of the film. According to their Twitter post, the film has collected Rs 125 crore in Tamil Nadu in eight days of its theatrical run. The film reportedly collected 190 crores on the whole.
#Viswasam125CroresVettai – Angali pangali ooda aadharavula #Viswasam has crossed 125 crores gross in TAMIL NADU alone by the end of today! Thank you makkaley 🙏#Thala #Ajith #Nayanthara @SathyaJyothi_ @directorsiva @immancomposer @DoneChannel1 @SureshChandraa pic.twitter.com/ziZV1RAZzv— KJR Studios (@kjr_studios) January 17, 2019
Now, to our shock, popular distributor Tirupur Subramaniyam has came up with a shocking revelation saying that the film hasn’t collected even 100 crores. In the video he says, “I don’t want to mention the movie’s name. Recently two movies of big heroes released and fans of both of them involved in verbal spat. One of the movie producer says that his film collected 100 crores and the other one says that his film collected 125 crores. Then he says that it collected 150 crores.” he said in the interview.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE :
BREAKING NEWS #Viswasam FAKE Box Office Report exposed..— Tamil Censor (@TamilCensor) September 7, 2019
Distributor #TiruppurSubramaniam say that #Viswasam 125 Cr in TN is a Fake News by @kjr_studios for movie promotion..
Viswasam TN Box Office around 80Cr..pic.twitter.com/pJv7620eZs
“Then while submitting the accounts, he gives only 80 crores. When the producer questions about the amount he posted in twitter, he says that he did it due to the pressure of fans.’ he added.
It is notable that Tirupur Subramanyam, along with Karthick Subbaraj announced that Petta collected 100 crores in 11 days during the release time of “Petta” and said that it is a very profitable film for producers and theatre owners.
Both Viswasam and Petta were released on the same day, 10th January 2019. As soon as the video of Tirupur Subramanyan surfaced many fans of Tamil cinema started reacting to it.
While Viswasam, which is directed by Siva, also stars Nayanthara as the female lead along with Anikha, Jagapathi Babu, Vivek, Thambi Ramiah and Yogi Babu, the Rajinikanth-starrer, which is directed by Karthik Subburaj has Simran, Trisha, Vijay Setupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sasikumar and Bobby Simhaa in supporting roles.