Ajith’s Viswasam beats Rajinikanth’s Petta in Tamil Nadu
Superstar Rajinikanth and Ajith are locking horns at the box office after several years and it is sure that this is going to be a memorable Pongal for all the film buffs out there.
In less than a month, Rajinikanth is back in theatres with Karthik Subbaraj’s Petta. After more than a year, Ajith is back to please his fans with Director Siruthai Siva’s Viswasam.
According to trade analysts, Viswasam and Ajith have achieved the impossible. The box office collection of Viswasam is higher than what Rajinikanth’s Petta has collected so far.
For nearly 3 decades, Superstar has ruled the box office without letting anyone overtake his record. After 27 years, Ajith’s Viswasam has achieved this feat. The last time this happened was when Thalaivar’s Pandiyan released alongside Kamal Haasan’s Thevar Magan.
Tamil film industry tracker Ramesh Bala wrote, “The last time a #SuperstarRajinikanth movie opened at No.2 on Day 1 at the TN Box Office was Oct 25th, 1992 when #ThevarMagan opened better than #Pandian It took nearly 27 years and #Thala #Ajith's #Viswasam opened better than #Petta at the TN Box office on Day 1(Jan 10th, 2019)"
However, Petta has overtaken Viswasam in the international market by a huge margin.