Though it is the highest ever for a Vijay film, Vijay Anthony starrer Pichaikkaran leads the pack.

Vijays Sarkar achieves record TRP impressionsDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 10:46

Thalapathy Vijay’s last release Sarkar directed by AR Murugadoss, struck gold at the box-office and went on to collect Rs 200 crore. As per the BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council), the movie has secured 16,906k TRP impressions which is the highest-ever for a Vijay movie. His previous best was by Bairavaa with 14,511k.  Though it is the highest ever for a Vijay film, it is still in the second position in terms of overall TRP ratings for a film, where Vijay Anthony starrer Pichaikkaran leads the pack with 17696k impressions.

Sarkar is the eighth Tamil film to earn Rs 200 crore at the box office in the last few years. The movie had its premiere on January 26 to coincide with the Republic Day celebration on Sun TV.

The movie had a simultaneous release in Telugu as it was dubbed and released on the same day and performed exceptionally well which is big for a Vijay starrer as his films haven’t done so well in Andhra and Telangana in the past. With this, the Telugu version is on its way to becoming a hit.   

The film revolves around one man’s mission to fight for his voting rights after someone casts his vote illegally and he challenges the system in the process. Vijay plays an NRI who, upon his return to Chennai to cast his vote, realises that it has been cast illegally. As he decides to dig deep into the matter, he stirs up a political turmoil. The film also stars Keerthy Suresh, Radha Ravi, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar and Yogi Babu in key roles.

Produced by Sun Pictures, Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman is scoring music for this magnum opus with lyricist Vivek penning the lyrics, Girish Gangadharan wielding the camera and A Sreekar Prasad editing it.

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