Hours after MovieCrow had reported that actor Vijay’s Varisu and actor Ajith’s Thunivu are heading for a Pongal box-office clash on January 11, 2023 [Wednesday], the movies’ release dates were officially announced by the makers for the first time. A little after midnight on January 4, 2023 – the day Varisu trailer was unveiled, Sri Venkateswara Creations confirmed Varisu release date with a new poster release.
Ajith Vs Vijay – Same Day Pongal Box-Office Clash Timeline
2023 – Thunivu Vs Varisu – January 11, 2023 [Wednesday]
2014 – Veeram Vs Jilla – January 10, 2014 [Jilla opened in France, Singapore & Canada a day earlier]
2001 – Dheena Vs Friends – January 14, 2002 [First same day Pongal box-office clash between Ajith and Vijay]
Ajith’s Thunivu had a similar release date announcement poster a few hours prior that day, thus confirming the simultaneous release of both movies on the same day. A same day Pongal clash between Ajith and Vijay movies has previously happened in 2001, with Dheena and Friends, with Aalwar and Pokkiri in 2007 and in 2014 with Veeram and Jilla.