Ajith Kumar is one of the leading stars of Kollywood and he is well known as the 'King of Box Office Openings' in Tamil cinema. The direct releases of his recent movies have been well received in the other southern states as well. Ajith's fourth project with director Siva was the recent Sankranti release Viswasam, following Veeram, Vedhalam & Vivegam. In Tamil Nadu, this movie went up against superstar Rajinikanth's Petta at the box office and emerged a winner. Viswasam also became the highest grossing Ajith movie in Karnataka and this fact was mentioned by trade analysts, who also stated that all the stakeholders involved had made profits.
We now have confirmation that Viswasam is also going to be dubbed into Kannada. The Kannada dubbed version is to be titled Jaga Malla! Viswasam, directed by Siva and produced by Sathya Jothi Films, stars Nayanthara as the female lead and is fully loaded on the emotion, sentiment, comedy and action fronts. Recently, the Yash starrer K.G.F - Chapter One became one of the highest grossing Kannada movies ever and entered the Rs 200 crore club, which is no mean feat!
Many of Ajith's earlier movies which have been dubbed and released in Kannada, have gotten a very good response from the audiences and have made very good business at the Sandalwood box office. Jaga Malla is said to be distributed in Karnataka, by Studio Horizon and Hariyu Creations. It should also be noted that Ajith debuted as a hero in 1993 in Tamil with Amaravathi and in Telugu with Prema Pusthakam.