This Diwali was special for Kamal Haasan as he and his daughter competed at the box office. While Kamal had a release in Thoongavanam, his daughter had a release in Vedalam. Well, heavy rains in Tamil Nadu did not stop their fans from turning up in large numbers for the shows. However, as per trade reports, Shruti Haasan's Vedalam has scored over Kamal Haasan's film.
Vedalam stars Ajith in the lead and it has Lakshmi Rai and Soori playing important characters. On the other hand, Thoongavanam has Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Prakash Raj, Sampath and Kishore playing the lead. While Vedalam was released in 520 screens, Kamal's film was released in 375 screens. Vedalam which opened to good reviews grossed Rs 15.5 crores in Tamil Nadu, while Thoongavanam managed Rs 4 crores, say trade analysts.
In the past, Kamal and daughter clashed with Uttama Villain and Gabbar Is Back. At the time, Kamal's win made more money especially in the US when compared to Gabbar Is Back which starred Akshay in the lead.
However, this time, the clash is interesting as both of them compete with same language films unlike last time.