Vishwaroop collects approx Rs 7.56 crore in opening weekend

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  • Updated: Feb 04, 2013 16:44 IST
  • Kamal plays the lead role the film, being made in Tamil and Hindi.

  • Haasan's Vishwaroopam boasts of a young cast and the actor-filmmaker explains that he has roped them in because he was looking for talented people and ...

  • Kamal Haasan's role in the film is clearly a multi-faceted one.

  • Vishwaroopam is a war film.

  • Vishwaroopam also has a special appearance by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (L).

  • "Casting Jaydeep, Andrea and Pooja was easy as I was looking for talent and I found it in them," Kamal said at the screening of ...

  • Haasan's trick to make films appealing to audiences is that while making them, he considers himself to be part of the audience and works accordingly. ...

  • "I have a philosophy with which I make films, it may not be best or may not be followed by others. I take the best ...

  • The film also stars Rahul Bose in a negative role.

  • The release date of the Vishwaroopam yet to be decided.

Despite a huge controversy, Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroop has managed to collect Rs 7.56 cr in its opening weekend. The controversy surrounding the film didn't seem to help the film initially. For, the Hindi version of the film opened to dull houses in the morning shows, although the occupancy was better than the remaining releases.

The break up goes like this: Fri 1.89 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 3.2 cr, tweeted Taran Adarsh, trade analyst.

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