Despite being a most controversial South Indian actor in 2011, Darshan has become the successful star of Sandalwood in the departed year. His Sarathi, which was released when he was in jail, has been declared as the highest grosser of 2011.
Darshan had a fair share of struggling and success in 2011. His first two movies Prince and Boss failed at the Box Office but Sarathi brought him back on track even though he could not promote the movie. The blockbuster movie has collected Rs 15 crore net and other satellite and audio rights have reportedly fetched around five crores.
Sarathi was made with the budget of Rs 7 crore and it hit the screens in 150 theatres. The movie is nearing 100-day mark and reports say that weekend collections are still good. It is directed by Dinakar and produced by KV Satya Prakash.