The various controversies and hurdles Vishwaroopam faced prior to its release in Tamil Nadu appear to have worked in its favour as an opinion has gathered in the people’s minds that Kamal was being subjected to needless torture for doing what he knows best: acting and making films. As such, the moment the film hit the screens, it was ‘lapped’ by the audiences and the star’s fans.
In Andhra Pradesh alone, the film has grossed Rs.20 crores so far while the Hindi version of the film, released in many centres in North India, didn’t fare too badly either and has collected Rs.13 crores so far. Commenting about the film’s unprecedented success, Kamal Haasan says “I expected the film to become a super-duper hit venture; in fact, right from the beginning, I’ve been saying that the film would do well in theatres.
“I’m now told that the collections in all the three languages the world over have crossed the Rs.100 crore barrier. Some reports put the figure at Rs.120 crore. I feel better, We always look at the bottom line we will be soon be there, for this film because of the expenditure we will be in the clear after it cross Rs 150 crore mark.Whatever be the actual figure, it has been possible only because of the love and affection the fans have showered on me. The only way I can repay them is to continue to make quality films which I hope to keep on doing in furure,” he concluded.