The much-loved Ajith Kumar is arguably one of the most bankable and popular mass heroes in the Tamil film industry today. The 'Ultimate Star' enjoys an enviable fan following because of his dashing screen presence, good looks and warm nature. At present, he is gearing up for the release of Viswasam. The film is a rural-drama and it is slated to hit the screens this Pongal. The film is set to clash with the Rajinikanth starrer Petta and this has created a buzz in the industry. Now, here is some shocking news for the movie buffs.
Petta Team Pressurising Viswasam Team To Exit Pongal Race?
According to a leading Youtube channel, the makers of Petta are pressurising the team behind Viswasam to postpone their film and opt out of the Pongal race. This indicates that Sun Pictures is not sure about whether Petta will be able to survive 'Thala Mania' or not.
Viswasam Team Hits Back
Interestingly, these tactics have backfires big time. The Viswasam have reacted to these tactics by putting up huge hoardings and taking their promotions to the next level. Given the huge buzz around Viswasam, Petta team might be forced to delay the film. If Petta does indeed release as planned, it might be destroyed at the box office by Viswasm.
A Big Mistake!
Viswasam was the first Tamil film to confirm a Pongal release. Petta's release date were announced much later. As such, it seems Sun Pictures underestimated Thala power and this this has created a problem for all those who are associated with Petta.
Petta No Match For Viswasam?
The Adichi Thooku single was released a few days ago and it emerged as the 'most liked' Kollywood video on Youtube in 24 hours flat. The official teaser of Petta weas released on December 12, 2018 and it too created some buzz amongst 'Thalaiva' fans. However, the general feeling is that it could have been a lot better. As such, Petta is on the backfoot at present.
Viswasam marks Ajith Kumar's return to the big screen after more than one year. And, needless to say, this makes it the biggest release of 2019. On the other hand, Petta is releasing merely 45 days after 2.0. Viewer fatigue is an important issue and this has resulted in the muted buzz. The general feeling is that this embarrassment would not have happened if a better release date had been chosen