Tamil film Bigil starring Thalapathy Vijay has proved to be a blockbuster at domestic as well as overseas markets. And now, the film is all set to beat the historic milestone of India's highest grosser, Baahubali 2, in Tamil Nadu. As per reports, Prabas' Baahubali 2 had earned whopping Rs 150 crore in Tamil Nadu, but Vijay's Bigil is a few crores shorter from achieving this target in just 12 days of its release.
Bigil is also Vijay's highest-grossing film in the overseas territories. The movie, which has been performing consistently since its release on October 25, has reportedly minted a total amount of $11.5 million in global markets (Rs 78 crore). Bigil is also the top-grossing Tamil movie of the year 2019 in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UAE/GCC, Norway and France. According to reports, the film has now become the third successive movie of Vijay to cross $10 million in the overseas territories.
Released on October 25, Bigil is a sports drama film in which Vijay has essayed a dual role -- an aged gangster and a women football team coach. The film also features Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Amritha and Indhuja in crucial roles. With the success of Bigil, the 45-year-old Vijay has three Rs 250-crore grossers to his credit -- Mersal (2017) and Sarkar (2018) and Bigil (2019). Film Bigil is the third collaboration of director Atlee with Vijay after Theri and Mersal. The film is bankrolled by AGS Entertainment on a staggering budget of Rs 180 crore and released across 3,000 screens globally. The film was also dubbed and released in Telugu as 'Whistle'.