Master starring the one and only Thalapathy Vijay opened on January 13, 2021, with a terrific response at the box office. In the Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial, the celebrated actor plays the role of a troublemaker professor named John Durairaj aka JD. His clash with Bhavani, a deadly gangster played by Vijay Sethupathi is the crux of the action-entertainer.
The Vijay-starrer was previously scheduled to hit the theatres on April 9, 2020, however, the makers had to postpone the release date owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. As Master is one of the big films to hit the screens post the COVID-19 lockdown, the release is expected to revive the Tamil film industry.
On day 1 of its release, Master acquired a total gross collection of Rs 44 crore. In Tamil Nadu, the film has made a total gross collection of Rs 25.40 crore. As per reports, Karnataka and Kerala's gross collection is Rs 5 crore and Rs 2.17 crore respectively. The film has garnered a massive collection of Rs 10.4 crore from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Check Out Master's Day 1 Domestic Gross Collection
Tamilnadu - Rs 25.40 Cr
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana - Rs 10.4 Cr
Karnataka - Rs 5 Cr
Kerala - Rs 2.17 Cr
Rest - Rs 1 Cr+ (estimate)
Total - Rs 44 Cr (Approx.)
Interestingly, though there were massive offers from several OTT platforms, the makers were keen to release the film in theatres. Master produced by Xavier Britto, under XB Film Creators in association with Seven Screen Studio, was released simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.
The film features an ensemble cast including Malavika Mohanan, Nassar, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Sriman, Andrea Jeremiah, Sanjeev, Srinath, VJ Ramya and Azhagam Perumal essaying important roles, Master has music composed by Anirudh Ravichander and camera cranked by Sathyan Sooryan.