“Vikram,Vikram” is the Mantra being chanted by many a film fan these days. The Tamil action thriller “Vikram” along with its dubbed versions in Hindi,Telugu,Malayalam and Kannada was released worldwide in over 5000 Screens on June 3. It has proved to be a box office blockbuster since then. Vikram is having a successful run in Sri Lankan theatres too. As of June 25th , Vikram had globally grossed over 409 Crore or 4090 million Indian rupees in ticket sales alone. It is expected to cross the 500 crore/5000 million mark before July 3. Besides Vikram has reportedly netted over 200 Crore or 2000 million through satellite, digital, audio and dubbing rights prior to its release. Apart from its commercial success, Vikram has also earned much critical acclaim.
The most positive feature of the film relates to its producer and lead actor Kamal Haasan known generally as Kamal. The success of Vikram marks the return of Kamal to the big screen in a big way and his re-entry into cinema from politics. As is well known, Kamal formed his own political party “Makkal Needhi Maiam” (MNM) in February 2018. Subseuently, neither Kamal nor his centrist party met with electoral success in polls.
The shift to politics from cinema took Kamal away from movie acting as politicking took up much of his time. His last two films were “Vishwaroopam -2 ” in 2018 and “Kadaaram Kondaan” in 2019. However Kamal Haasan did move to the small screen. In 2017 he became the host of the Tamil version of “Big Boss” on TV. He has been playing the titular character Big Boss in the highly successful reality show for the past five years.