‘Master’, starring Vijay along with Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Shanthanu, Andrea, Nassar and many others, written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, was released on 13.01.2021, just before the Pongal festival.
Though the movie was ready for release long back, the makers waited for the pandemic to subside considerably and released the movie theatrically on the festival day, mainly for two reasons. Apart from the selfish reason of gaining more revenue for their investment, it was also for giving the fans, who consider Vijay more than their family members, the complete delight of Pongal. And the other reason, which definitely deserves a pat, is to give a relief to the theatre owners and workers, who were affected severely by the lockdowns.
And the hard works of the team and the patience kept by the makers have yielded the fruit now and the movie has collected over 250 crores within 50 days of the release. It is a great achievement of such a big collection, with only 50 % occupancy in theatres. The movie was released in the OTT platform on 29th January and still there is audience for the movie in theatres.
There were many movie lovers, hesitating to visit the theatres and all credits go to ‘Master’ who brought all of them out.