and "Varisu" by "
," released in theaters on 11th January as a Pongal special. Both films had a tremendous start. When Varisu was released in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi, Thunivu was released only in Tamil and Telugu. Varisu was released more widely overseas than Thunivu. Though Thunivu had a limited release overseas, it grabbed the audience's attention and became one of the highest grosser of Ajith overseas. Even after a week of release, the internet is flooded with the Thunivu Vs. Varsiu trend. The fans of both stars are still fighting with words. However, many fans of Vijay, who watched Thunivu, praised Ajith for his stylish performance, which cooled Ajith fans. Thunivu directed by "
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