Vikram box office: Kamal Haasan celebrates as Lokesh Kanagaraj film surpasses Baahubali 2’s record in Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan has once again proved his star power with the success of his latest release, Vikram, breaking Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’s box office record in Tamil Nadu. The film has surpassed Rs 150 crore in the state alone, surpassing Baahubali 2’s record of Rs 146 crore in 2017.

On Friday, film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted that Vikram was all set to become the all-time highest-grossing in the state. “#Vikram crosses #Viswasam and #Baahubali2 TN Gross to reach All-time No.1 TN Grosser soon,” read his tweet. Reports had stated that the film had earned more than 125 crore on Friday and it was certain that the Baahubali 2 mark would be exceeded by Saturday.

According to reports, the Kamal Haasan starrer has managed to rake in more than Rs 350 crore worldwide. Currently, it ranks second on the list of highest-grossing Tamil films of all time, only behind Rajinikanth’s 2018 blockbuster 2.0, which grossed Rs 655 crore worldwide.

Kamal Haasan, along with director Lokesh Kanagaraj, musician Anirudh Ravichander, co-star Vijay Sethupathi and the film’s distributors, addressed fans at an event and thanked them for showering the film with so much love. Vikram marked Kamal Haasan’s first release in 10 years.

At the event, Kamal Haasan’s friend Udhayanidhi Stalin said he was always sure Vikram would be a hit. “I was the first to watch the film, even before it came out. After the interval block, I was stunned because Tamil cinema has never seen such an interval block. After the movie I was sure it would be a hit,” he said.

Stalin, who distributed the film under Red Giant Movies, continued: “However, to be honest, I never expected it to be such a big hit. Anirudh told me that instead of paying a fee for the next film should get the distribution rights of an area. As for the collection, the share of Red Giant films in Tamil Nadu has only exceeded Rs 75 crore. No film has such a record.”

Earlier, at a press conference, Kamal Haasan spoke about Vikram’s success. “When I said ‘I can earn Rs 300 crore in an instant’ no one understood. They thought I was slapping my chest. You can see it coming now (Vikram box office collection). pay back I will eat to my heart’s content and I will give all I can to my family and friends If I have nothing after that I will say I have nothing more to give I don’t have to pretend to help others by helping others take money. I don’t want big titles. I just want to be a good person,” Kamal said.

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Following Vikram’s success, Kamal donated a car to Lokesh Kanagaraj and a Rolex watch to Suriya, who made a cameo appearance in the film. Suriya and Kamal Haasan would also collaborate on a future project.

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