Actor Vijay is making a name for himself when it comes to acting and it can be seen from the number of fans who clamour to be the first ones to watch his movies. After last year’s blockbuster Mersal, Vijay’s next movie Sarkar, which is set to be released this month, has already got a lot of hype, with its trailer breaking records after it garnered 11 million views on YouTube in just 6 hours. Also Read - Thalapathy Vijay's Master to Release During Diwali Without Any Teaser or Trailer? Read on
Sarkar, which is based on politics, started its advance bookings on November 2 and it has already gone through the roof. It was also rumoured that the worldwide theatrical rights for the movie had been sold for somewhere around Rs 110 crore, something only a Rajinikanth film had done earlier. It was reported that in Chengalpet, which is Tamil Nadu’s biggest territory, the film was snapped up for Rs 17.5 crore, making it the highest ever paid film in that area. Also Read - Thalapathy Vijay Trolled by Politician Gurumurthy Over Donating 1 cr For COVID-19 Relief, Producer Suresh Kamachi Comes to Rescue
The movie is likely to be screened on 3000 cinema halls across India and overseas when it releases on November 6, which is when Diwali is celebrated in Tamil Nadu. The producers of the film want the release to happen everywhere on the same day and at the same time, i.e., around 4:30 AM on Tuesday. But it might not happen the way they want it to, as the decision rests with state government officials. Also Read - Varun Dhawan to Play Undercover Cop in Hindi Remake of Thalapathy Vijay's Theri? Read on
In Tamil Nadu, the cinema portfolio has always been handled by the chief minister’s office, and it is the only state where the ticket prices and number of shows are decided by the state government. Officials have already made it clear that only five shows will be allowed on Diwali and that the show will start only after 8:30 AM and at government prescribed ticket rates.
The decision will be a letdown for distributors who were reportedly planning to cash in on the craze by screening the movie at 1 AM and selling the tickets at higher rates.