Vikram, featuring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, and Suriya, is slated to have a blockbuster opening in many languages this week. According to trade reports, the movie has done the best pre-release business of the veteran's career, grossing around Rs 200 crore.
This Lokesh Kanagaraj helmed film will mark Kamal Haasan first film in last 4 years. Vikram is a high-octane action-thriller that traces Kamal Haasan and Lokesh Kanagaraj's first collaboration.
Vikram has done pre-release business worth over 200 crore, according to industry tracker Ramesh Bala. This includes business conducted in all languages at the same time. Meanwhile, over the weekend, Kamal Haasan met Rajinikanth before of the release of Vikram. Director Lokesh shared their picture on his Twitter handle and expressed his delight at their meeting. Lokesh thanked them both for the picture and showcased his admiration for their friendship.
For the unversed, Suriya is said to make a spectacular appearance in Vikram, which will also be released in Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi. Lokesh stated in promotional interviews that he wasn't sure if Suriya would take the last-minute offer. Surprisingly, he happily accepted the offer and shot his part in just two days, nearly filming around the hour.
Vikram, which is set to hit theatres on Friday, was intended to be finished in November. After Kamal Haasan tested positive for COVID-19 back then, the filming had to be postponed. For Kamal's sake, the producers eventually agreed to shoot the entire sequence indoors in a specially designed set.
According to speculations, Lokesh would soon direct Rajinikanth in a Kamal Haasan film. For more than two years, the project has been in the news.