Bigil emerges as the best performer at Indian box office this Diwali weekend
Expectations were massive on Vijay’s ‘Bigil’ even months before its release but it seems like the film has exceeded all that. The film has taken an extraordinary opening both in the domestic and overseas box office. All the leading trade analysts have unanimously reported that ‘Bigil’ has emerged as the best opener among the Diwali releases in Indian cinema this year.
‘Bigil’ had to compete with Bollywood films like ‘Housefull 4’, ‘Made In China’ and the Karthi starrer ‘Kaithi’. ‘Housefull 4’ with its stellar star cast comprising of Akshay Kumar, Rana Daggubati, Bobby Deol, Rities Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon and Pooja Hegde came in with great hype but the film has failed to lived up to the expectations. There is a steady dip in collections and ‘Bigil’ thereby is leading very comfortably.
‘Bigil’ is having a terrific run not just in Tamil Nadu, but in Kerala, Karnataka, the two Telugu speaking states and in North Indian centres like Mumbai. In GCC region, ‘Bigil’ is doing staggering business. With its day one gross, the film has already crossed the lifetime collections of biggies like ‘Viswasam’, ‘Ner Konda Paarvai’, ‘Kaappaan’ and ‘NGK’. With ‘Petta’ collections within reach, ‘Bigil’ is most certain to become the highest Tamil grosser in GCC.