Ajith’s Viswasam was not just enjoyed by his fans but apparently by those from the police force too! In a Facebook post that has been widely shared since, Chennai Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), S Saravanan has written that he was quite happy to see the importance being given to road safety rules in the film.
Listing down his observations, the officer commended the use of helmets while riding two-wheelers, and wearing of seatbelt when it came to four-wheelers, and added that this would inspire scores of Ajith fans to follow their star. “The hero always rode with his helmet while riding a two-wheeler and always wore his seat-belt first when he drove a car,” his post reads.
“With TN being one of the states with a high record of road accident deaths, when stars like Ajith emulate such practices, I hope his fans too follow suit,” he wrote.
The DCP also praised the film’s story that encouraged parents not to force their views on their children, but instead support their dreams and aspirations.
This post has received over 2000 shares in just a day.
Ajith’s Viswasam that released alongside Rajinikanth’s Petta for Pongal, has been received well by fans. According to a tweet put out by the film’s distributor, KJR Studios, the film has left behind Rajinikanth’s Petta, with a gross collection of Rs 125 crore across Tamil Nadu, as on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Sun Pictures that bankrolled Petta, has claimed that it is the first Tamil film to cross Rs 100 crore in 11 days across Tamil Nadu alone. In a tweet on Thursday, the film's international distributor said that Petta has collected Rs 65 crore worldwide.
Viswasam, directed by Siva, also stars Nayanthara in the lead. This film marks the fourth collaboration between Siva and Ajith following Veeram, Vedhalam and Vivegam.