Ajith stares Viswasam released along with Rajinikanth's Petta, and no one can deny that this clash must have surely split the audience on the first day of the release.
With director Ajith and Nayanthara, director Siva promised to deliver an entertainer, and one could say he delivered on many accounts. This was Siva's fourth film with Ajith after Veeram, Vedalam and Vivegam.
Ajith is quickly known as the "opening king", but it will certainly be a challenging affair for the star as he has to fight against Rajinikanth's release that day.
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Indianexpress.com gave Viswasam two stars in its review. "Ajith is trying to use his charm to overshadow the fact that the movie has no new story to tell. But we've seen him do it over and over on Siva's clock. Despite his stardom, he can only do so much for To sell a movie filled with superfluous feelings and narrative techniques, the talented star act of Nayanthara, Thambi Durai, Robo Shankar, Kovai Sarala has all been wasted. "
The review further said: "In Veeram, Ajith protected the in-laws. In Vedalam, he protected his foster sister. In Vivegam he saved his pregnant wife. In Viswasam he protects his daughter. Ajith-Siva should consider saving the public from bad movies by taking a very long break apart. "
Filipino analyst producer distributor G Dhananjayan had previously told indianexpress.com, "Both Rajinikanth and Ajith Kumar are brilliant in their own right. Their movies have always had a massive opening. For the first time in more than a decade or so, release an Ajith -film along with a Rajinikanth movie.I wish there were more movies that joined the race because Pongal can easily accept three movies. "
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Next to Ajith and Nayanthara, Viswasam is also the star of Yogi Babu, Vivek, Robo Shankar, Thambi Ramaiah and Kovai Sarala.