Viswasam released amidst a lot of fanfare yesterday. It is director Siva and Ajith Kumar’s fourth collaboration after Vivegam, Vedalam and Veeram. And from the reactions to the film, Viswasam is once again the mass family-entertainer that Ajith fans were looking forward to.
For the first time, this Pongal, an Ajith film met head on with a Rajini film. As per reviews, Petta may be the better film. In numbers too it has the bigger box-office collection abroad and in Tamil Nadu. But Viswasam‘s day 1 collection of Rs 0.88 crore in Chennai, is the highest that an Ajith film has earned so far.
Since its release last morning, responses from many celebrities who watched the film have poured in. Actors Sivakarthikeyan, Arun Vijay, Raghava Lawrence, Nazriya, directors Suseenthiran, Venkat Prabhu producer Dhananjayan were among those who wished the team.
Their reactions were similar, they said the film was a complete entertainer.
#Viswasam – #Thala round katti adichirukkar..Fun,emotions,mass complete package.. Thanks to @directorsiva sir @immancomposer anna #Nayanthara and full team for tis family entertainer👍😊 #ViswasamThiruvizha
— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) January 10, 2019
— ArunVijay (@arunvijayno1) January 9, 2019
Hi Friends and Fans..! Congrats to all Thala fans, amazing family entertainment with nice sentiment. A big star choosing a family entertainer is such good thing. congrats to @directorsiva , @vetrivisuals and whole team of #viswasam.. pic.twitter.com/2Sp82tct0J
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) January 10, 2019
— Suseenthiran (@dir_susee) January 10, 2019
A family entertainer in a mass commercial format!! Me Always a #thalaviswasi
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) January 10, 2019
#Viswasam 👌👍.. A treat to all.. #Ajith sir has just rocked! 🔥 Congrats team for another blockbuster @directorsiva @SathyaJyothi_ complete packed family entertainment 💪 emotions,comedy,mass scenes, #Thala veritanam 💥🥁 #BlockbusterViswasam
— Nazriya Nazim (@Nazriya4U_) January 10, 2019
#Viswasam Mega Blockbuster!!
Loved the rain fight and #thala’s ❤️dance is #WhistlePodu 👌👌complete family oriented film ! Congratulations @directorsiva sir .
Once again you proved your magic ❤️ #Viswasam pic.twitter.com/lH98XpP0Dw
— Tony- Kabir Duhan Singh (@Kabirduhansingh) January 10, 2019
— Ashok Selvan (@AshokSelvan) January 10, 2019
#Viswasam has definitely touched my heart for a reason.1 of d best family oriented film filled wit loads of happiness, love, care, pain, struggles yet understanding, supportive, passion , respect n forgiveness towards 1 another n being positive is d keyword pic.twitter.com/McRVj9lWeV
— Puvisha (@actress_puvisha) January 11, 2019
#Viswasam is a complete family Entertainer. Delighted to see #ThalaAjith in such a loving role of a caring father. Kudos. The film moves us emotionally &entertains throughout. Brilliant work by @directorsiva congrats @SathyaJyothi_ films. #Nayanthara is superb in her role. Mass👍 pic.twitter.com/KfPzsmjqfS
— Dhananjayan BOFTA (@Dhananjayang) January 10, 2019
#Viswasam OMG the best of @directorsiva – #Thala Combo. Not just Thala Fans Neutral audience will love this, had so many emotional moments in Second half. Perfect Family outing !!
Semma Mass & Family Entertainer !!
Sure Shot ❤️❤️
— Ram Muthuram Cinemas (@RamCinemas) January 10, 2019
Social media reactions from the audience however, was mixed. Kalilur Rahman said the Siva has made better, engaging films, and Viswasam‘s emotional moments were outdated. Ashwin Ramachandra said the conflict of the film of meaningful, but its core was rushed.
What was unexpected for most people in the audience, was the second half which was high on emotions. They said the emotional scenes were out of syllabus for an Ajith film, and so it is not a complete mass film, but a good entertainer.
All centre Hit u pic.twitter.com/pV7eU1Gxh2
— im_a_pm (@AbianPathu) January 11, 2019
#Viswasam — It may not satisfy certain genre fans. High mass scenes ooda expect Pani poninga na ultimately this is not the movie you look for. This one is highly emotional one from @directorsiva . You can see the Performer #ThalaAjith in it after a long time in Madurai slang.
— Its a_r_v (@arvind18yahoo) January 10, 2019
Completely unexpected ! #Viswasam is not a Mass film but a very very touching and good Family entertainer. Every moment in second half is bliss and emotional ❤️ Left theater with teary eyes and could see the crowd very emotional. Smiles all-round ❤️#ViswasamThiruvizha !
— Dileep 🙂 (@dileep__rockzz) January 10, 2019
What I thought was a throughout mass film but @directorsiva sir had other ideas and he had right mix of family emotions with a massy screenplay.
Told my mom this is pakka family movie and she want me to book tickets for her with her friends.
Winners 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/LNC5CMZ3Gn
— Thala | Ajith (@vijayshankar25) January 10, 2019
Read our review of Viswasam here.