Karthi and Vijay have clashed head-on at the box office for Diwali. Kaithi and Bigil released on October 25, and are marching ahead strongly in theaters. Both films are performing extremely well not only in domestic circuits but also outside their home turf. Kaithi was directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and bankrolled by Dream Warrior Pictures. Now, Lokesh Kanagaraj is directing Vijay for Thalapathy64, which is set for summer release. Meanwhile, Karthi is working on another venture of Dream Warrior Pictures- Sultan directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan. SR Prabhu from the banner has revealed that Sultan will release in summer 2020. This confirms that Karthi's Sultan will clash with Vijay's Thalapathy 64 in summer.