If you happen to take a look at the Kollywood commerce historical past, a number of blockbuster Tamil movies have launched on Diwali day. The pageant of lights is certainly an enormous date for the biggies in Tamil cinema.
Although varied causes, together with political controversies and star energy, are being mentioned for the humongous success of actor Vijay’s Mersal (nearing Rs 200 crore gross mark), the lengthy five-day weekend additionally performed an important function. Vijay’s earlier blockbusters —Thuppakki and Kaththi — additionally launched throughout Diwali 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Thala Ajith’s profession largest blockbuster Vedalam additionally launched throughout Diwali, in 2015. The newest Kollywood grapevine is abuzz that three massive finances movies will conflict on the field workplace for subsequent 12 months’s Diwali.
The primary movie to formally verify the Diwali launch date is Suriya’s upcoming magnum opus, which might be directed by maverick filmmaker Selvaraghavan. Dream Warrior Photos, the producers of the critically acclaimed Tamil movie Maanagaram might be bankrolling the yet-untitled racy motion thriller.
Suriya-Selvaraghavan challenge was introduced in November 2016 however owing to the prior commitments of the actor and the director, the producers had no different choice however to postpone the shoot.
SR Prabhu, one of many companions of Dream Warrior Photos, confirmed the information, saying “The shoot of the movie will start in January 2018, we’re aiming for a Diwali launch. We might be quickly confirming the remainder of the forged and crew.” Rakul Preet Singh is prone to be the romantic curiosity of Suriya within the movie however the manufacturing home has not confirmed that but.
The opposite two Tamil movies, that are prone to be part of the Diwali 2018 race, are Vijay’s new movie with AR Murugadoss and Ajith’s soon-to-be-commenced movie with director Siva. “Vijay and AR Murugadoss really feel that Diwali is the fortunate date for them. They’ve delivered two Diwali blockbusters prior to now — Thuppakki and Kaththi,” mentioned a supply near the event.
There’s additionally a robust buzz that Ajith’s subsequent movie might be for his Vivegam producer Sathya Jyothi Movies and might be directed by his favourite filmmaker Siva with whom the actor has labored thrice. “The shoot of Ajith and Siva movie will almost certainly start in February. As of now, they’re planning for Diwali launch,” mentioned a dependable supply.
Final time Vijay and Ajith competed on the field workplace was in 2015 with their mass business entertainers Jilla and Veeram .
Following is the record of Ajith and Vijay movies which clashed on the field workplace:
2001 Pongal — Dheena vs Mates :
Dheena was an enormous blockbuster. The movie gave the title ‘Thala’ to Ajith. Apparently, Mates featured each Vijay and Suriya within the lead. The latter was not a well known star on the time however the movie turned a worthwhile enterprise for the consumers.
2002 Diwali — Baghavathi vs Villain
Whereas Ajith’s Villain was a runaway hit, Bhagavathi solely managed to gather respectable numbers on the field workplace.
2003 Diwali — Thirumalai vs Anjaneya:
In the course of the 2003 Diwali, Vijay had an higher hand. His business potboiler Thirumalai gave him the much-needed mass picture and have become a success on the field workplace. However Ajith’s hyped cop movie Anjaneya couldn’t convert the excitement into enterprise.
2006 Pongal — Aadhi vs Paramasivan:
Ajith and Vijay as soon as once more clashed on the field workplace through the 2006 Pongal pageant. Vijay’s Aadhi was trashed by critics and audiences. The movie was one of many enormous failures within the actor’s profession. However, Ajith’s Paramasivan did a median enterprise on the field workplace.
2007 Pongal — Pokkiri vs Aalwar
2007 Pongal favored Vijay. His Pokkiri minted enormous cash on the field workplace and went on to grow to be considered one of his largest blockbusters however Ajith’s Aalwar was turned down by the audiences and the movie was a field workplace dud.
2015 Pongal— Veeram vs Jilla
After eight years, Vijay and Ajith’s movies launched through the Pongal pageant weekend in 2015. Ajith’s Veeram managed to offer revenue to all of the consumers related however Vijay’s Jilla incurred losses in just a few areas.
Let’s additionally check out the variety of instances Vijay and Suriya confronted one another on the field workplace
2003 Diwali — Pithamagan vs Thirumalai
Each Suriya-Vikram starrer Pithamagan and Vijay’s Thirumalai had an excellent run on the field workplace. It was a unbelievable pageant season for the Kollywood commerce.
2007 Diwali — Vel vs Azhagiya Tamizh Magan
2007 Diwali was a fortunate day for Suriya. His rural motion entertainer Vel outperformed Vijay’s Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (ATM). The fascinating level is each Suriya and Vijay performed twin roles in Vel and ATM.
2011 Diwali — Velayudham vs 7aam Arivu
Vijay’s vigilante motion masala movie Velayudham surprisingly bought an excellent phrase of mouth over Suriya’s closely publicized sci-fi motion movie 7aam Arivu. Velayudham was declared a success by commerce pundits however 7aam Arivu couldn’t shine a lot.
Going by the above statistics, the final time Vijay, Ajith and Suriya’s movies competed on the field workplace was through the 2003 Diwali. Now, practically after 15 years, the three massive stars of Tamil cinema may check their crowd-pulling energy on the massive Diwali day in 2018.
However not like Bollywood, Kollywood is an business that is thought for shuffling launch dates so we can not come to any particular conclusion on the discharge dates at this level of time.
Probably the most correct instance one can provide is Rajinikanth’s 2.zero, the most costly movie ever produced in India. 2.zero was initially scheduled to launch on the 2017 Diwali. The makers even promoted the movie with the tag ‘Diwali 2017’ within the posters however owing to heavy CG work, they postponed the discharge date to 25 January, 2018.
As quickly as 2.zero’s baddie Akshay Kumar modified the discharge plans of Padman from 13 April to 26 January, commerce folks in Kollywood strongly steered that that the Rajinikanth-starrer might be pushed to 13 April (Tamil New 12 months weekend) however Lyca Productions, producers of the movie are tight-lipped on the delay. Sources near Lyca nonetheless say that the movie will launch on 25 January as introduced earlier.