Vijay ad Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Master is all set to cross the Rs 200 crore-mark at the box office worldwide in a day or two. The Master team will be celebrating the occasion in a grand way as they waited patiently for about 10 months during the Covid-19 pandemic. The film, produced by Xavier Britto, was supposed to release on April 9, 2020, but hit the theatres only on January 13, 2021.
Vijay’s Master is setting the box office on fire even after a week. Producers, distributors and theatre owners were worried that people may not turn up to the theatres due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, people thronged to the theatres to watch Master on the big screen.
It has been a week since Master hit the theatres in India and selected foreign nations. According to trade reports, the film is inching closer to the Rs 200 crore-mark worldwide and is expected to achieve this feat in a day or two. Soon, an official announcement is underway.
Master was also dubbed in Telugu and released in theatres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The trade reports suggest that Master had collected Rs 12.67 crore share in the two states.
In Tamil Nadu’s Trichy, 48 screens are showing Vijay’s Master after a week of release. On its eighth day, Master has earned Rs 12.9 lakh and is going steady.
Vijay’s Master hit the theatres on January 13 across the globe. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the film crew had to wait for 10 months to release Master in theatres.
IndiaToday.in reviewer Janani K rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote, “Master’s story has nothing new to offer. It’s a trope that many commercial films follow. Hence, the onus falls on the screenplay, which manages to grab the attention for the most part. In an interview, Lokesh said that Master will have his stamp as much as Vijay’s trademark elements. And he was right.”
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master features Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah, Arjun Das and others in pivotal roles. The film has music composed by Anirudh Ravichander.