When Vijay's Varisu and Ajith Kumar's Thunivu premiered on the same day as the Pongal festival, Tamil film saw one of its biggest box office clashes. As both movies have finished their 25-day theatrical runs, Varisu has surpassed Thunivu at the box office with worldwide gross earnings of over 300 cr. to over 250 cr.
Both movies are practically over with their latest streak in theatres. Despite their differences, both have proven to be successful films, according to trade sources. The family drama Varisu, which features Vijay, centers on the youngest son attempting to take over his father's business empire while facing fierce opposition from his two older siblings.
The movie was also Vijay's Telugu debut. It was directed by Vamshi Paidipally and also had a Tamil version. To officially declare that Varisu has surpassed the Rs. 300 cr. club internationally, the movie's creators have unveiled a poster.
This is Vijay's second film to gross Rs. 300 cr. worldwide following the action drama Bigil (2019), which was centered around football. In Tamil Nadu, Varisu and Thunivu were both released on an equal number of screens. Shows were scheduled as early as 1 am, so fans celebrated the debut of both movies in full force by staying up all night. Ajith, producer Boney Kapoor, and director H Vinoth worked together once again for Thunivu. Manju Warrier also had a significant part in the movie.
The robbery action drama Thunivu takes place inside a bank. Ajith played a bad guy in the movie who leads the gang that holds hostages in a bank and takes control of it.
Vijay is currently filming Leo, which would be his first collaboration with Lokesh Kanagaraj since Master. It also stars Trisha, Sanjay Dutt, Mysskin, Gautham Menon, and Priya Anand. It is anticipated to be a high-octane gangster movie.
Leo was recently announced in a promo video by the film's creators. The team is presently filming the first schedule in Kashmir, where the promo was exclusively shot.