Box office clashes between films of top stars are becoming a thing of past. Earlier, it was common for a MGR and Sivaji Ganesan starrer or Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan starrer hitting the marquee on the same day. Recently we saw Rajinikanth's Petta and Ajith's Viswasam clash at the box office but such schedules have become rare.
Box office clashes between the biggies are now consciously avoided by the producers so that each film can reap the maximum benefits. Even festival releases are spaced out in such a way to ensure the collections are good.
While this is the present scenario, we hear that two biggies may clash at the box office this Deepavali. If reports are to be believed, Vijay’s Bigil and Vijay Sethupathi’s Sanga Thamizhan are both eyeing the same release date.
Bigil, directed by Atlee Kumar, has Nayanthara playing the female lead. The director had worked with Vijay in Mersal and the film turned out to be a big success. He is associating with Vijay for the third time.
The Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman has been roped in to compose the tunes for this flick, which will be bankrolled by AGS Entertainments. GK Vishnu is cranking the camera for this film with Anthony L Ruben being signed up for editing.
Besides the lead pair Vijay and Nayanthara, the star cast also includes Kathir, Daniel Balaji, Yogi Babu, Sai Dheena, Vivek, Anandraj and others. There are reports doing rounds that it is a sports drama which will have Vijay playing a football coach.
The storyline of Sanga Thamizhan, which is being directed by Vijay Chander, is set in North Chennai and the director has done a lot of research for it. From what we hear, it is sure to be an intense film that is set to thrill all Vijay Sethupathi’s fans.
The film is bankrolled by Vijaya production. Rashi Khanna and Nivetha Pethuraj are playing the female leads in it. Vivek Mervin is in charge of the music, while Velraj and Praveen KL are taking care of the cinematography, and editing respectively.
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