The film, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, has Kamal Haasan playing the lead
Last Updated: 05.34 AM, Jun 18, 2022
"As Vikram enters third week of release, the film's collection has surpassed Rs 75 crore," said the film's Tamil Nadu distributor, Udhayanidhi Stalin to a packed audience at the success meet of the film held recently in Chennai. He added, "No Tamil cinema has made so much money so far as I far as I know. There are theatres still screening the film at 7am on weekends and the shows are housefull. Going by the trend, it looks like the pressure to get tickets will be on until 5-6 weeks of release."
In attendance at the success meet was Kamal Haasan, Lokesh Kanagaraj, Anirudh Ravichander, film's co-producer Mahendran to name a few. Udhayanidhi said that he had attended the press meet of Sivakarthikeyan's Don a few days ago and had revealed some truth at the meet and that he wished to do the same here. "I am proud to say that I was the first person to watch Vikram along three others. Kamal sir played it for us. I have never seen such an interval block in Tamil cinema so far. We have decided then and there itself that the film would be a big hit. We wished Mahendran sir and said that the film would go places as it was in a different league altogether. "
Recalling his conversation with Kamal Haasan soon after the screening, Udhayanidhi said, " When I called Kamal sir after the screening, I think he was busy with the promotions of the film. I told him that the film was on a different level. Kamal sir and Mahendran sir then asked them to put out a tweet about the film. It's a proud feeling that I am the first person to watch and put out the review of Vikram. I later called Lokesh and Anirudh and wished them and the film a grand success."
Udhayanidhi added that he has already seen the film seven times. "I am shooting for a film in Salem right now. Everyday after pack up, I would head back to my room and watch Vikram. There is a home theatre set-up there. I have already watched Vikram seven times and I started watching Kaithi yesterday, "he said. Calling Lokesh a true fan of Kamal Haasan, the Nenjukku Needi star said, "Just because you got an opportunity to work with Kamal sir, you didn't make it an average fare. Instead you made an excellent one." He wished the director a huge success for his next.
Stating that he didn't expect the film to emerge so successful, Udhayanidhi said, "I knew the film would be a hit, but I didn't expect this magnitude of success. Everyone is celebrating the film, be it a 5-year-old child or a 90-year-old person. There is a lot of repeat audience for the film. Vikram is a huge train and I was the last passenger on board. But now, I must say that it's not a train, but a huge rocket."