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Vishwaroopam 2 succumbs to shark attack

Published : Aug 12, 2018, 12:09 am IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2018, 12:09 am IST

From the first day of its release, Vishwaroopam 2 has proved a losing proposition.

Kamal Haasan
 Kamal Haasan

Vishwaroopam 2, Kamal Haasan’s alleged swan song, is likely to lose a minimum of Rs 25-30 crores for its distributors Reliance Entertainment. Sources say that the anti-terror espionage thriller has been a mission impossible for its producers. According to sources, Reliance bought the film off Kamal Haasan as a premium product after the megastar personally requested them to help with the financially troubled project.

“Reliance took on the project on faith. They were not allowed to see a single frame nor were they invited to make suggestions. It was presumed that Vishwaroopam 2 would live up to the reputation of the first part released in 2013. However, the sequel turned out to be identical to the first part with even some footage repeated,” says a source in the know.

From the first day of its release, Vishwaroopam 2 has proved a losing proposition.

A source from a leading multiplex chain says,  “This week’s box-office leader is the Hollywood shark-shocker The Meg. We have it in as many languages as Vishwaroopam. Audiences prefer to watch the Jaws rip-off (The Meg is  in the same genre as  Stephen Spielberg’s Jaws released  four decades ago) rather than  the shoddy Indian version of  Mission Impossible .”

The collections of Vishawroopam 2 till now have been abysmal. Says a trade analyst, “Vishwaroopam  in 2013  was no great shakes at the box-office. But all the controversy helped in generating some curiosity. This time there is nothing to bring audiences into theatres to see Vishwaroopam. The collections are extremely pitiable.”

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