Vijay’s 'Sarkar' to release in 80 countries, 1200 international screens


According to reliable trade sources, among Vijay’s releases, 'Sarkar' has done the biggest pre-release business.
Vijay’s Sarkar is getting ready for a big Deepavali release. Going by the hype and pre-release buzz, the film is set to open big across screens worldwide. One shouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be the biggest release in Vijay’s career.
It is learned from trade sources that Sarkar will have a wide release in as many as 80 countries and around 1200 screens international. According to A&P groups and D Focus, the film’s overseas distributors have ensured Sarkar release in many new markets such as Poland, Mexico, Philippines, New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia, and several countries in the African continent.
Following the commercial success of Thuppakki and Kaththi, actor Vijay and filmmaker AR Murugadoss have teamed up for the third time in upcoming political action-thriller Sarkar, which has been produced by Sun Pictures on a lavish budget.
The film’s first look and title were revealed on the occasion of Vijay’s birthday on June 22. While the title and the first poster were released on the eve of his birthday on June 21, two more posters were released the next day as a birthday gift to his fans. 
The film stars Vijay as a US-returned character who vows to bring about change in his society. Veteran actor Radha Ravi is tipped to be playing the antagonist in the film. Keerthy Suresh has rejoined hands with Vijay after last year’s Bairavaa. The film also stars Prem Kumar, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar and Yogi Babu in crucial roles.
Among Vijay’s releases, Sarkar has done the biggest pre-release business, according to reliable trade sources. In order to enter the profit zone, the film is expected to gross a whopping Rs 140 crore from Tamil Nadu alone. It’s worth mentioning that Mersal, which had a golden run in cinemas, grossed around Rs 125 crore from Tamil Nadu. 
The film has music by AR Rahman while Girish Gangadharan, the young lensman whose recent work includes Kali and Solo, has cranked the camera and National award-winning editor Sreekar Prasad, who has worked with Murugadoss in projects such as Thuppakki and Spyder, has taken care of editing.    

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