The Thala Ajith - Nayanthara starrer Viswasam, directed by Siva, has crossed the 100 cr worldwide gross mark right at the end of its first week. This is a pretty quick achievement for the film considering the clash with Superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta and how Viswasam doesn’t have any other dubbed language versions. Tamil Nadu has contributed the majority of the numbers while Karnataka and some of the overseas belts like UAE - GCC, Malaysia and Singapore are also doing their bit for the film’s collections.
This marks a hat trick of 100 cr worldwide grossers for the Thala Ajith - Siva duo after Vedalam and Vivegam prior to Viswasam. For all the trolls that this combination attracts from some of their critics, they are a ‘paisa vasool’ duo for sure. TN theater owners will vouch for their viability and box office might. Ajith now has 4-century grossers in all, with Arrambam being his other 100 CR film apart from his trio of Siva films.
More importantly, Viswasam looks good to gross more than 100 CR in Tamil Nadu itself. It will soon cross Vedalam’s mark and sit on top as Ajith’s career best. Trade pundits predict that Viswasam will emerge completely profitable in the state at the end of its 2nd weekend (January 20th).