Everybody banks on each and every movie of Thalapathy Vijay and the very moment they hit the big screens, they surpass all records. In 2019, the actor starred in a sports drama titled Bigil.
The movie spoke with great fervour and the actor played dual roles in the film, as Michael(Bigil) and as his father Rayappan. The movie was released in 4200 screens worldwide and gained several accolades. Bigil was produced by Archana Kalpathi under the AGS Entertainment banner. Earlier, the producer had confirmed that Bigil was the highest-grossing film of that year.
According to reports in Republic World, that the film had suffered a loss of Rs 20 crore. But the film’s producer has now rubbished the rumours and confirmed there was no authencity to the reports. Archana shared a tweet to confirm the same.
The film had also starred Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Vivekh, Amritha Aiyer, among others in significant roles.
Earlier, while speaking about the big-budget of the film and rumours around Atlee’s delay had contributed to the loss, Archana had told Behindhoods, “Honestly, a producer needs a good film. The production cost is between a producer and a director. Hence a director can’t spend beyond the producer’s knowledge. I find the criticism unfair since he has given a phenomenal film, and the producer has to spend for the creator’s vision.”
The film has always grabbed headlines for both good and bad reasons. Earlier, Thalapathy Vijay was investigated by the IT departments as Bigil had apparently had profits booming in at the box-office.
Amid the lockdown, South films are getting aired on television screens and one among them was Thalapathy Vijay’s Bigil. The film had inundated all the top slots in esteemed TV channels. Thalapathy Vijay’s movie had allegedly seen 93 telecasts (including repeats) in the last couple of weeks.
The actor will now be sharing screen space in Master with Vijay Sethupati and Malvika Mohanan. The film’s release date has been postponed due to the extended lockdown and reportedly, the makers are keeping their fingers crossed for a Diwali release now.