Thalapathy Vijay’s latest offering Sarkar, directed by AR Murugadoss is doing wonders at the box office. The film was released on November 6, 2018. According to trade experts, the festival release has collected Rs 100 crore in its first two days and has broken records in several places for actor Vijay.
The movie released in over 3000 screens around the world, breaks records right from its opening day. The gross collections on the first day were reportedly Rs 75 crore and the film has touched Rs 100 crore on the second day. The break-up of different regions on the second day is yet to be released. Also, the film has set a record on the ticket booking app Book My Show by crossing the milestone of 1 million tickets being booked online.
Thalapathy Vijay’s act as a political vigilante in Sarkar is garnering a great response from fans and general movie buffs. The plot of the movie revolves around a successful NRI CEO who returns to India for voting in elections but finds his vote has already been exercised. He enters politics and says that he will bring about a change in the society in one day.
AR Murugadoss retweeted Ram Muthuram Cinemas’ tweet. the post says, “Even the rain can’t stop #Sarkar !! Houseful Shows 😍 I think after the 2005 period in a B centre a movie is getting continuous Houseful Shows !!#Thalapathy Vijay is in another league where you can’t pull him down with your memes”.
He also retweeted Kaushik LM’s tweet which said, “#Sarkar100CrIn2Days.. this time the hype is real. Furious pace indeed.. Mega Blockbuster Opening WW.. #ThalapathyVijay RULES literally with #Sarkar“.
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Sarkar was also leaked on notorious website Tamilrockers that allows downloading of copyrighted content illegally. Vijay fans are asking moviegoers to see the film in theatres instead of downloading it from the torrent website.
Since the release of the film, many AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) ministers and party cadres have expressed their displeasure about certain scenes in the ‘Sarkar’. The party caders even went on to protest outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu. Many of whom even indulged in damaging the banners and cutouts of Vijay which was placed outside cinema halls. Actor Rajinikanth has strongly condemned these actions. He took to Twitter and lashed out at the people involved in this unruly act. His tweet reads, “The censor board, after censoring the film and certifying it, to protest for the removal of certain scenes from the movie, to stop from the film from being screened and destroying the film banner, is against the law. I strongly condemn this act.”
The movie is co-written by B Jeyamohan, music composed by AR Rahman, cinematography by Girish Gangadharan, edited by Sreekar Prasad and produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner Sun Pictures. The movie also stars Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu and Radha Ravi among others.