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The dashing and talented Vijay is arguably one of the most revered stars in the Tamil film industry today. 'Thalapathy' enjoys a strong fan following thanks to his good looks, suave personality and versatility as a performer. At present, Vijay is in the limelight because of his latest film Sarkar. The Murugadoss directorial is a political-thriller and it features him in the role of a business tycoon who starts a revolution after he fails to cast his vote because of a fraud. Sarkar hit the screens on November 6, 2018, and opened to a good response at the box office and became a global sensation.
However, Sarkar soon slowed down and this left trade experts a bit surprised. Now, the latest update is that the film has not been able to live up to the expectations and its stakeholders are set to incur losses. Here is the complete report.
Sarkar Does Decent Business In Tamil Nadu
According to Velai Pechu, Sarkar should be able to break even in Tamil Nadu. However, it will not be able to rake in much profits for the stakeholders. The film never really clicked with the family audience because of its political undertones. The mixed reviews and controversy surrounding the movie too wrecked it once the initial hype died down. Its closing share stands at Rs 72 Crore. Sarkar has suffered a loss of nearly 11 Crore in Tamil Nadu
Sarkar Does Average Business In Karnataka
Sarkar's performance at the Karnataka box office is equally ordinary. It will break-even but fail to earn any profits. Given Vijay's popularity, such a result is anything but acceptable.
A Flop In The US
Even though Sarkar opened on a terrific note in the USA, it has proved to be a commercial failure. As per the early estimates, the USA distributor is set to suffer a loss of nearly Rs 2.5 Crore because of the film's lacklustre performance.
A Disaster In The Telugu States
Sarkar has underperformed big time at the AP/TS box office. Its distributor is set to incur a loss of nearly Rs 5 Crore because of the film's dismal box office run. This result is absolutely shocking, given the fact that Sarkar had virtually no competition in the Telugu states.
Unlike Mersal, Sarkar is not really a commercial-entertainer. It is an out-and-out political film that raises several hard-hitting questions and gives the audience some food for thought. As such, it was not the right film for the festive season of Diwali. The protests of AIADMK too kept the audiences away from the theatres and this affected the box office collections.