Cinema

Bigil becomes the highest-grossing Tamil film in Tamil Nadu

Bigil hit screens on October 25.

According to a press release from the makers of Bigil, the film has grossed Rs 142.75 crore after four weeks in theaters. It looks like the Vijay-starrer has surpassed Viswasam’s collection that touched Rs 140 crore in Tamil Nadu.

Reports also suggest that “Bigil is the second Rs 200 crore grosser (domestic) of the year, and Vijay is the fourth actor to achieve this feat after Rajinikanth, Prabhas and Yash.”

A source close to the unit added Bigil has also emerged the highest-grossing Tamil film in Kerala, collecting Rs 19.65 crore in Kerala, leaving behind Vikram’s I.

Directed by Atlee, Bigil, which hit screens last month, features Vijay in dual roles – as a gangster and an energetic football coach of a women’s team.

Produced by AGS Entertainment on a staggering budget of Rs 180 crore, the film stars Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Indhuja, Reba Monica John, Amritha Aiyer, Varsha, Kathir, Vivek and Yogi Babu in pivotal roles.

The film was also released in Telugu as Whistle.