'Vishwaroopam 2' Box Office Collection: Kamal Haasan’s Film Loses to a Shark!

'Vishwaroopam 2' Box Office Collection: Kamal Haasan’s Film Loses to a Shark!

Kamal Haasan’s thriller is not a worthy follow up to its 2013 original
'Vishwaroopam 2' Box Office Collection: Kamal Haasan’s Film Loses to a Shark!
A Still from 'Vishwaroopam 2'

Vishwaroopam 2, Kamal Haasan’s inglorious swan song, is likely to lose a minimum of Rs 25-30 crores  for its  distributors Reliance Entertainment. Sources say  the Kamal Haasan-produced anti-terror espionage thriller has proven  to be  a mission impossible for  its producers.

According to sources, Reliance bought the film off Kamal Haasan as a premium product after Kamal 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  cut-and-paste  follow-up with some footage repeated  from the  first part,” says a source in the know.

From  Day 1 of release Vishwaroopam 2 has proved a losing proposition. A  personnel  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  much  preferred  the  Jaws ripoff (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.”

Audiences  complain that Vishwaroopam 2 is  incoherent and  jumbled. The  collections of  Vishawroopam 2 are abysmal.Says a trade analyst, “Vishwaroopam  in 2013  was no great shakes at  the  boxoffice. But all the controversy  helped  generate some curiosity. This time there is nothing to bring audiences into theatres  to see  Vishwaroopam. The collections are extremely pitiable.”

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