Vijay’s ‘Master’ has created a box office record in Tamil Nadu.
Last Pongal release, ‘Master’, written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, starred Vijay Sethupathi and Malavika Mohanan, along with Vijay.
The movie was bankrolled by Xavier Britto and distributed by Lalith Kumar of ‘Seven Screen Studios’. The film released theatrically during last Pongal holidays, after a long wait of almost a year.
SS Lalith Kumar acquired the worldwide distribution rights of the movie to sell to various sub distributors of different areas. While the movie was successfully showing in theatres all over the world, it was made available on ‘Amazon Prime Video’ and ‘Simply South’ by 29th January, just half a month after the theatrical release.
Despite the mixed reviews from critics, the restriction of 50% occupancy in theatres and the early OTT release, ‘Master’ does not fall in its collections. And it has set the record of the highest grossing film in Tamil Nadu, breaking the record of ‘Bahubali 2’. A frontline distributor has stated regarding that, only Lalith Kumar can say the actual collection, but it is true that ‘Master’ has broken the record of ‘Bahubali 2’.
It is also to be noted that only Vijay’s movies are in the Top Five Grossing Movies list of Tamil Nadu and they are ‘Master’, ‘Bahubali 2’, ‘Bigil’, ‘Sarkar’ and ‘Mersal’.