The Telugu dubbed version of Thala Ajith’s Viswasam is set for release coming Friday, the 1st of March, as reported earlier. The Telugu version has been censored and all the decks have been cleared for a smooth release. The breakeven share for Viswasam’s Telugu version is said to be 2.5 crore (AP - 1.5 crore, Nizam - 50 lakhs and Ceded - 50 lakhs), which works to a gross of about 5 crore.
Thanks to the mega blockbuster success of the original Tamil version which still has a good show count in TN, the Telugu version is expected to comfortably achieve the breakeven mark and emerge successful for the distributors NNR Films. Viswasam will see competition from the Kalyanram starrer 118, which will also be releasing on the 1st of March.
The trailer of the Telugu version of Viswasam was launched recently and it has already crossed 1 million views. Ajith has a fair fan base in the Telugu states too; and with the presence of actors like Jagapathi Babu and Nayanthara, Viswasam is expected to take a good opening in Tollywood on March 1st. Most of Thala’s recent films weren’t successful in Telugu, we have to see if Viswasam can reverse the trend. We’ll keep you posted on its box office numbers.