Kamal Haasan’s latest release, Vikram, continues to break box office records. On Saturday, it replaced SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion to become the highest-grossing film ever made in Tamil Nadu. According to reports, the movie has grossed over ₹150 crores in the state alone, a new high. Baahubali 2, originally a Telugu film, had won ₹146 crore in Tamil Nadu when released in 2017. Read also : Salman Khan joins Kamal Haasan, Lokesh Kanagaraj at Chiranjeevi for Vikram’s success party. See pictures
On Friday, film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted that Vikram was poised to become the state’s biggest hit of all time. “#Vikram will cross #Viswasam and #Baahubali2 TN Gross to reach #1 All Time TN Gross soon,” his tweet read. Reports had stated that the film earned over ₹125 crores by Friday and it was certain to cross the Baahubali 2 figure by Saturday.
Vikram had already taken the place of Tamil Nadu’s top-grossing film this year, when it overtook Beast’s collection of ₹119 crores. Among recent releases, the Kannada KGF: Chapter 2 movie had also grossed over ₹100 crore in Tamil Nadu.
Globally, Vikram has crossed the ₹350 crore mark, with about ₹100 crore collections in overseas market. Vikram now ranks second in the list of highest-grossing Tamil films of all time, only behind Rajinikanth’s 2018 blockbuster 2.0, which earned ₹655 crore worldwide.
Vikram also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil and is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film is set in the same universe as director Kaithi’s previous film and is also tied to Kamal Haasan’s 1986 film, also titled Vikram. The film sets up a larger universe of interconnected films, which will continue with Kaithi 2 and Vikram 2. It also features Suriya – appearing in a cameo – as the franchise’s main villain. No release date for Kaithi 2 or Vikram 2 has yet been announced.
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