"Kaththi" has emerged as the highest grossing Vijay film in Karnataka. The film has reportedly surpassed the gross collections of Vijay's "Thuppakki" at the Karnataka box office.
"Kaththi" has grossed ₹8 crore in nine days and has outperformed "Thuppakki" collections in the state, according to Behindwoods. The action entertainer had already surpassed the collections of Vijay's "Jilla" and "Thalaivaa", and it has now become the biggest grossing Vijay film in Karnataka. [Update: "Kaththi" Earns ₹100 crore in 12 Days]
The flick has already emerged as the highest grossing Tamil film of the year in India, by raking in more than ₹47 crore in just a few days. "Kaththi" worldwide collections have crossed the ₹80 crore mark and will soon reach the ₹100 crore mark. Its performance has been rocksteady in overseas markets where it has earned more than ₹20 crore.
"Kaththi", which hit the screens on 22 October, has worked wonders at the box office. The second-time collaboration of Vijay and AR Murugadoss has struck gold with the film emerging as successful. The film is expected to beat "Thuppakki" worldwide collection, which is more than ₹100 crore.
Vijay's performance, the film's dialogues, mass elements, social message, Anirudh's music and background score have been some of the major highlights of "Kaththi".
Following the tremendous success of the film, there seems to have been a huge demand for the film's remake rights. There was buzz that some Telugu filmmakers wanted to remake "Kaththi" with Pawan Kalyan in the lead role. But Pawan reportedly decided not to do a remake as he felt the story would not suit his image. Meanwhile, latest reports suggest that "Kaththi" Telugu dubbed version will hit the screens on 21 November.
There are speculations that the Vijay starrer might get remade in Hindi, with Akshay Kumar in the lead role. It may be recalled that Akshay had worked with Murugadoss in the Bollywood remake of "Thuppakki". The film turned out to be a big hit at the box office and earned more than ₹100 crore. If reports of "Kaththi" Hindi remake turn out to be true, it will be interesting to see if the film will be able to reprise the success of the original version. As of now, there has been no official information on "Kaththi" remake in any language.
Meanwhile, "Kaththi" actor Vijay and director Murugadoss will soon start focusing on their next projects. While Vijay will commence the shooti for his next film with Chimbudevan, Murugadoss is all set to team up with Sonakshi Sinha for a Bollywood film.