Not so unexpectedly, an illustrious father and his star-daughter are clashing at the box-office in Kollywood today. While Kamal Haasan’s action-packed thriller Thoongaavanam hits the screens today on Deepavali, his daughter Shruti Haasan also has a major film of hers releasing in the form of Ajith Kumar’s Vedalam in which she plays the heroine.
Besides Kamal, Thoongaavanam has a huge star cast in Asha Sarath, Prakash Raj, Trisha, Madhu Shalini, Kishore, Sampath Raj and Uma Riyaz Khan. Rajesh M Selva has directed the film which has music by Ghibran. Ajith’s Vedalam has been directed by Siva and has music by Anirudh Ravichander. Besides Ajith and Shruti Haasan, others in the lead are Thambi Ramaiah, Appukutty, Ashwin and Soori.
In the past, Ajith and Kamal had already clashed thrice in the past at the box-office vying for Deepavali honours and this would be the fourth time that their films release on Deepavali.
Unexpectedly, Kamal has in-house competition for Deepavali honours as his eldest daughter Shruti Haasan is paired up opposite Ajith in Vedalam. Shruti badly needs a hit as her latest film Puli opposite Vijay didn’t do that well in theatres.
Ajith and Siva, the hit combination of last year’s Veeram, come together again for Vedalam which has aroused huge interest and expectations among Ajith’s fans. More than a Kamal Haasan Vs Ajith affair, it has now become a Kamal Haasan Vs Shruti Haasan affair!