In the last two decades, Superstar Rajinikanth is in the most prolific phase of his career currently. He had Kaala released last June, 2.0 in November and Petta this January. While Kaala couldn’t do the expected numbers, 2.0 and Petta have been received warmly by the audience, and with huge box office numbers. The cumulative worldwide gross of these three films is more than 1000 CR; all within a space of just 8 months. 2.0 obviously has close to 70% of these numbers with Petta also managing a worldwide gross of more than 200 CR. For a veteran 68 year old Superstar to retain this level of craze and box office pull over a very long time is remarkable to say the least.
We have another interesting trivia to thrill Superstar fans here. From Kaala (11.62 CR), 2.0 (24.35 CR) and Petta (14.06 CR as on Jan 27th) together, the cumulative Chennai city gross is more than 50 CR.
Coming to Petta, it is expected to hit the century gross mark in TN soon; that will make it back to back century outings for the Superstar in TN after 2.0. There is no stopping this phenomenon, who is touted to work next with A.R.Murugadoss. The director meanwhile maintained a studious silence about this project at a recent awards event held in Chennai.