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. On one hadn it has been making and breaking records with its box office collection, on the other, some scenes from the film are being compared with terrorist activity aimed at instigating violence against the state government.
Thalapathy Vijay's Political drama Sarkar released yesterday and the movie has already broken plenty of box-office records in style. Yes, the action-masala movie has got thunderous start not just in Tamil Nadu, but in neighbouring states of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra along with Telangana. Given that if it earns Rs 50 crore on Day 1 in India, its overseas collections might bring it at par with Sarkar or it may even overtake the Sarkar's day 1 collection.More news: Jerry Jones: Cowboys ‘Not In Anything’ Without Improved Play
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In Karnataka too, the film performed well and earned Rs 6.1 crore and beat Rajinikanth's opening day collection of Kabali. It has not only conquered Baahubali 2, but has also created several new records in India and overseas as well. "If we were intolerant, we would not have allowed the film to be screened". Vijay's Sarkar is heavily political in nature and the film has taken several digs at the ruling party. Also, the alleged insults against the freebies are being removed, according to reports.
Directed by AR Murugadoss, Sarkar, starring the Tamil superstar Vijay opened to mixed reviews on 6 November but since then has reportedly collected Rs 75 crore at the worldwide box office on its very first day of release, a DNA report said. Hindustan Times tried to reach the filmmakers regarding the protest, however, they have refrained from responding.