Petta vs Viswasam: Here's what fans have to say after first show

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It is a day of heightened energy in Tamil Nadu as two superstars clash at the box office before Pongal. Ranjinikanth's Petta and Ajith's Viswasam released on Thursday to much fanfare and celebration as hardcore fans thronged theatres for the first-day-first-show.

A Karthik Subbaraj directorial, Petta promised fans a throwback to the Rajini days of 90s. The two-and-a-half minute long trailer was packed with stylish action, one-liners, some comedy and dramaโ€”a lot of which the fans had been missing since the 90s blockbusters like Baasha and Annamalai. After Vivegam, Vedhalam and Veeram, Ajith teamed up with Siva once again for Viswasam, an action entertainer also starring Nayanthara. Viswasam, too,ย  promised plenty of action and fun as Ajith dons the role of Thooku Durai, a local don in Theni.

Incidents of violence have also been reported from certain parts of Tamil Nadu. According to reports, two people were stabbed in violence that broke out between fans of Ajith and Ranjinikanth in Vellore after the first show. There have also been unconfirmed reports of posters being torn down.

After the early morning shows of both films, fans have been showering praise on both films, hailing their superstars. Here's a look at the social media reactions.