Thunivu and Varisu were the two major Kollywood releases for Pongal ending the long wait to see Ajith and Vijay clashing yet again at the box office. The performances of both these Kollywood stars were well appreciated, and the movies received mostly mixed reviews, with particular applause for the lead star’s performances.
Now coming to the box office Thunivu had edge on the first day, but after festival day, Varisu took the lead over Thunivu and Varisu has massive lead in Telugu and Even in Hindi also Varisu posted decent numbers.
Overall, from Telugu and Hindi versions, only Varisu has more than 30Cr+ lead and from Tamil version Varisu has more than 70Cr+ lead. Overall, Vijay hits Ajith in competition by over 100 Crores.
Both Thunivu and Varisu got off to an excellent start at the box office. In Tamil Nadu, Thunivu was the front-runner with having the lead because of a bigger release and secured a solid c 23Cr+ on opening day. Varisu, on the other hand, gathered 20Cr+ on the opening day.
Varisu received lot of trolls for its trailer, producer Dil Raju and director Vamsi Paidipally’s comments, but the film stood strong against all odds because the audience liked it for its neat and family oriented content.