The battle-lines are already drawn. Even before Ajith and Vijay’s upcoming films are released, the date of release of their next films has already been decided. It is predicted that Ajith and Vijay would have a ‘box office clash’ on the eve of Pongal next year.
Pongal Festival not only marks the celebration of harvest in Tamil Nadu; it also has a great significance in the minds of movie-goers as film-makers vie with each other to release their films on Pongal so as to ensure that their films are watched by the maximum possible number of audiences as Pongal invariably means that there would be at holidays for at least three days for the entire State.
Ajith’s upcoming film directed by Vishnuvardhan (which has been titled as Paravai?) is likely to release some time in September or after that whereas Vijay’s upcoming film Thalaivaa would be releasing on Independence Day (15th August). Vijay has already started shooting for debutant director Nesan’s Jilla which has Kajal Aggarwal opposite him. Mollywood’s megastar Mohanlal essays a prominent role in this film.
Ajith’s 54th film, is now almost 60% complete,with Tamannaah cast opposite him as the heroine. It is directed by Siruthai fame Siva and remains untitled as on date though rumours claim that the film has been tentatively titled as Vinayagam Brothers. A couple of songs in the film have been shot in the scenic locales of Switzerland, it is informed.
Two big hero film clashing on the same day might be fun for the fans, but certainly not for the producer. It is likely a plan is worked out in a manner both the parties land up in a win-win situation.