Vijay-starrer Sarkar courts controversy with scenes on AIADMK govt schemes

Lawrence Kim
November 8, 2018

The film, directed by AR Murugadoss, is a social thriller based on contemporary politics. Raju took exception to some of the scenes in the movie, which was released to mixed reactions on Diwali day on Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu information and publicity minister Kadambur C Raju on Wednesday asked actor Vijay to remove some scenes from his latest movie "Sarkar" which allegedly attacked the welfare schemes (freebies) of the previous AIADMK government led by late J Jayalalithaa. It marks the third collaboration between the director and Thalapathy Vijay.

Sarkar is breaking several records and has touched the Rs-100-mark on its second day, according to trade analysts.

Starring Varalaxmi, Keerthy Suresh and Radha Ravi in pivotal roles, the film is a political drama that has worked well with the fans of Vijay.

Sarkar, released in over 3000 screens around the world, has earned a gross collection of approximately $145,000 just from the premiere shows in the United States and the number, after the first day is expected to only go up. "And we're expecting Sarkar to be the highest Tamil grosser". In Mumbai, for instance, the plexes have allotted 8, 9, even 11 and 12 shows every day, which is a rarity...

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