Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgn slug it out at box office on Diwali
Ajay, Vijay and SRK set for big fight on Diwali day
By Indo-Asian News Service
Tue, Nov 06, 2012 16:42:44 GMT
This Diwali will see three major releases vying for footfalls. The Bollywood clash is going to be between Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar. The big release downsouth would by the Tamil action-thriller Thuppakki.
Vijay, who is on a winning streak, is eyeing a hattrick with "Thuppakki".
"Vijay's last two films - 'Velayutham' and 'Nanban' were very successful. Both the films ran for 100-plus days. The former, which released on Diwali day last year, raked in more than Rs.50 crore at the box-office worldwide. Both films together collected more than Rs.100 crore," Trinath, a trade analyst, told IANS.
"Nanban", a Tamil remake of Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, collected whopping Rs.4.2 crore in its first week in Chennai.
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan is set to give tough competition to Vijay at the ticket window.
"SRK is known for giving bumper openings. His last two films Ra.One and Don 2 were equally successful in Tamil Nadu. The former collected Rs.2.2 crore, while the latter raked in Rs.1.3 crore in the first two weeks," Trinath said.
He added that Ajay, who recently joined the Rs.100-crore club with Singham and Bol Bachchan, can't be taken lightly as well.
"Ajay's films may not have had good openings in Tamil Nadu vis-a-vis SRK films, but the actor having joined the league of successful actors with two commercially hit films needs to be taken seriously," he said.