Darbar, the Rajinikanth starrer had incurred losses at the box office, despite being a highly publicized release. The underwhelming performance of the AR Murugadas directorial has severely affected the distributors. Later, the distributors demanded compensation from the makers, and Lyca Productions, the banner which bankrolled Darbar, agreed to the same.
However, the latest reports suggest that the Darbar settlement is delayed due to various reasons. If the sources are to be believed, the crane mishap that happened in the sets of the Kamal Haasan starrer Indian 2, the upcoming venture of Lyca Productions, and the coronavirus threat has delayed the settlement between the Darbar distributors and production banner.
Reportedly, the theaters are yet to receive the deposit money for Darbar from the distributors, due to the same reasons. This has landed the theater owners in deep trouble, as most of the films that released before coronavirus under-performed at the theaters, and there are no releases from May 2020, due to the lockdown restrictions.
To the universe, Darbar has reportedly suffered a loss of around Rs. 70 Crores, despite getting a massive release across the globe. The distributors, who are severely affected by the failure of the Rajinikanth starrer, had even decided to go on a hunger strike before the actor's residence before the settlement was made.
However, the failure of Darbar has severely affected the market value of both Rajinikanth and AR Murugadoss. According to the reports, the failure of the movie has promoted Sun Pictures, the banner which bankrolls the superstar's next outing Annaatthe, to ask the senior actor to take a pay cut for the project.
AR Murugadoss, the director too is asked by the same banner to take a pay cut for his next outing, the upcoming Vijay starrer which has been tentatively titled as Thalapathy 65. As per the reports, both the superstar and director have reduced their generation by 50 percent for their next outings, due to the failure of Darbar.
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