Mersal released on Diwali 2017 and became a blockbuster even though it was embroiled in several controversies. In Tamil Nadu itself, the film had earned over Rs 125 crore. No surprise then that Vijay’s 2018 Diwali release, Sarkar, has huge expectations attached to it. Besides buzz around Sarkar in Tamil Nadu, Kerala is excited about the film as well.
In Kollam, a fan club called Kollam Nanbans, has erected a 175 feet cutout of Vijay. This is one of those rare times when an actor from another state is getting so much attention in Kerala. In fact, in Kerala, Sarkar will release in 402 screens with 1,200+ shows. In fact, some theatres have also announced 24 hour non-stop marathon show from 4am on Tuesday.
Sarkar will release in 3,400+ screens worldwide, and in more than 80 countries, including Poland, South Africa, Ukraine, and more. It is rare that Tamil movies release in so many countries. Many feel that after the plagiarism row, more hype has been created about the film.
Here are some of the reasons that makes Sarkar a much-awaited film.
*Thalapathy Vijay is the biggest reason. Vijay fans believe that in the time to come, the actor will join politics, and the film being a political drama makes it relatable for them.
*After Thuppakki and Kaththi, Sarkar is AR Murugadoss and Vijay’s third film together.
* Music is by Oscar winner AR Rahman. Songs have already become hits and people are eager to watch Vijay dancing to these songs.
*Sarkar’s teaser and songs have garnered record-breaking views on YouTube. The teaser had hit 20 million+ views in 48 hours.
Keerthy Suresh and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar are female leads in Sarkar. Produced by Sun Pictures, the film has dialogues by Jeyamohan.