Vivegam, that released on August 24, opened to nothing short of phenomenal response from fans. Despite mixed reviews, the film had a record-breaking opening in Chennai and reportedly raked in Rs 31 crore on its first day. While the film is still running to packed houses in Tamil Nadu, an interesting news has cropped up.
Apparently, Vivegam has become the most liked teaser in the world by beating the Hollywood film Star Wars. The teaser has clocked more than 20 million views and garnered 574k likes. On the other hand, Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser has earned 572k likes and 39 million views.
After the implementation of the GST, theatres across Tamil Nadu witnessed fewer footfalls. However, Vivegam became the first Tamil film to gross Rs 100 crore post GST. So far, the film has grossed more than Rs 160 crore at the worldwide box office.
Vivegam tracks the life story of an Interpol officer Ajay Kumar (Ajith Kumar) and the set of events that has happened in his life. The film also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Vivek Oberoi and Akshara Haasan in important roles.
Made on a whopping budget of Rs 100 crore, Vivegam is directed by ‘Siruthai’ Siva, who has worked with Ajith earlier in Veeram and Vedalam.
Meanwhile, reports are suggesting that Ajith Kumar and Siva are likely to reunite for the fourth time.
Article Published on India Today dated September 15 , 2017