‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s Sarkar, ever since its production kicked off earlier this year, was intended to be a Diwali release with a confirmation being made not long back.

Thalapathy Vijay in Sarkar second look poster

Dhanush’s Enai Noki Paayum Thota, directed by Gautham Menon, too was announced yesterday (04.09.2018) to be coming out alongside Sarkar this Diwali.

Dhanush and Megha Akash in Enai Noki Paayum Thota

That said, this won’t be the first time Vijay and Dhanush’s films will be clashing alongside each other at the box office as they have faced off 5 times in the past with the list as follows:

Thalapathy Vijay and Dhanush

Thirupaachi-Devathaiyai Kanden (Pongal 2005)

Thalapathy Vijay in Thirupaachi

Dhanush and Sridevi in Devathaiyai Kanden

Sivakasi-Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam (Diwali 2005) 

Thalapathy Vijay in Sivakasi

Dhanush and Priyamani in Adhu oru Kanaa Kaalam

Azhagiya Tamil Magan-Polladhavan (Diwali 2007) 

Thalapathy Vijay in Azhagiya Tamil Magan

Dhanush and Ramya aka. Divya Spandana in Polladhavan

Villu-Padikkadavan (Pongal 2009)

Thalapathy Vijay in Villu

Dhanush and Tamannaah in Padikaadhavan

Kaavalan-Aadukalam (Pongal 2011)

Thalapathy Vijay in Kaavalan

Dhanush in Aadukalam