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Vijay’s Sarkar collects Rs 200 crore in first week, cast celebrates with miniature mixer-grinder on cake. See pics

Vijay’s Sarkar collects Rs 200 crore in its first extended weekend despite heavy protests by members of AIADMK.

regional movies Updated: Nov 12, 2018 15:10 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Vijay’s film Sarkar earned Rs 200 crore in its first extended weekend.

Vijay’s Sarkar is steady at the box office despite protests by supporters of the ruling AIADMK party. The film, directed by AR Murugadoss, has earned Rs 200 criteria within the first six days of release, as per its makers.

The movie made several records at the box office in India and is doing well in various countries across the world. This is the second Rs 200 crore grosser for Vijay after his hit 2017 film Mersal.

Actor Vijay, director AR Murugadoss, music composer AR Rahman along with actor Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar celebrated the success of their film by cutting a cake that had miniature mixer-grinder on it. Rahman and Varalaxmi shared pictures on their social media pages of the celebration.

Trade analyst Kaushik LM tweeted, “#Sarkar has done 75% recovery (with 60 CR+ share) in TN, after its opening 6 days. Remarkable record breaking opening by #ThalapathyVijay yet again. He’s in a league of his own, chasing such a tough prerelease target with ease so far ..(sic)”

Taran Adarsh also tweeted about Sarkar’s performance in US, UK,  Australia, New Zealand and France. He wrote, “Update on #Tamil biggie #Sarkar in key international markets... Total till Sun, 11 Nov 2018: #USA: Nears $ 1 mn mark. Exact numbers later. #UK: £ 386,182 [₹ 3.63 cr]. #AUSTRALIA: A$ 420,020 [₹ 2.21 cr]. #NEWZEALAND: NZ$ 40,879 [₹ 20.05 lakhs]. #FRANCE: 20,555 admissions.”

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The protests against Sarkar started for naming a character Komalavalli, which was seen as a reference to Jayalalithaa’s original name, and alleged references to schemes started by the former chief minister. The makers of the Tamil movie eventually agreed to three changes, editing out parts that angered the ruling AIADMK supporters.

Sarkar is the eighth Tamil film to earn Rs 200 crore at the box office in the last few years after Vikram’s I, Vijay’s Mersal, Ramcharan’s Rangasthalam, Rajinikanth’s Kabali and Enthiran and Prabhas starrer Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali:The Conclusion.

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First Published: Nov 12, 2018 14:15 IST