Viswasam is turning out to be a goldmine for Thala Ajith and Nayanthara. The film has grossed more than Rs 200 crore worldwide and is still going strong. Now, it has become the best grossing film of Ajith in Chennai so far. This is a huge achievement for the Vedham star. We know the combination of Siva and Ajith is a potent one. They have delivered hits like Veeram, Vedhalam and Vivegam. Their last film, Vivegam earned well but was not a clean hit due to the high cost of production. Viswasam is made on a tighter budget so the profits are more. People have loved Thala Ajith as Thookuduraai, a gangster from Madurai. Even the performance of the child artiste has been greatly appreciated by one and all.
Viswasam clashed with Petta on Pongal and brought huge cheers of fans of both Ajith and Rajinikanth. Filmmaker Siva was extremely confident about the project. He said that the actor wanted it to be a sure-shot entertainer. He told The Hindu, "It was sometime after Vivegam when I approached him with this storyline. Even before that, we’ve had several brainstorming sessions. Though we’ve worked in three films, he really enjoyed the narration of Viswasam. He said, ‘Siva, I can see myself in this character.’ That completely translated on screen, I think. More than the star Ajith, it’s the actor who will shine." Well, the film is surely shining at the ticket windows!