By now, the fan frenzy is in peaks, as Superstar Rajnikanth starrer Petta, directed by Karthik Subbaraj, and costarring Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha, Simran, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the Thala Ajith, Nayanthara starrer Viswasam, directed by Siva, are set to clash at the box office as they’re releasing tomorrow worldwide.
While the Petta Vs Viswasam clash is the talk of tinsel town at the moment, do you when was the last time Thala Ajith and Superstar Rajni had their movies running alongside in theaters? The closest encounter Rajni and Ajith had at the box office was when Superstar’s Arunachalam, directed by Sundar.C, and costarring Soundarya released on April 10,1997, and the Ajith – Ramba starrer Raasi directed by Murali Abbas that released on April 18,1997.
Arunachalam had a winning run at the box office, while Raasi ended a dud. There’s yet another encounter when both Thalaivar and Thala had a victorious run together at the box office, when the famed combo of Rajni and KS Ravikumar had delivered their biggest hit thus far, Padayappa (released on April 10,1999), and Vaali, the debut movie of SJ Suryah starring Ajith(released on April 30, 1999) released with a gap of three weeks, and both the movies emerged box office blockbusters.
With Karthik Subbaraj being a fanboy himself, and the Siva – Ajith combo uniting for the fourth time, both the movies are carrying positive buzz all over, with fireworks expected at the box office. Let’s see if Kaali and Thookudurai rule the box office worldwide starting tomorrow!