Will Murugadoss’ Sarkar Be Vijay’s Biggest Hit?

 Vijay, it is said, is the  biggest star of Tamil cinema  after Rajinikanth. His last release Mersal made  a 100 crores at the Southern boxoffice.

 Yes, he is undoubtedly  the  king of the Tamil  boxoffice .And   why just Tamil? Vijay is equally popular  in Andhra Pradeshand  Karnataka. These states have scheduled round-the-clock shows  of Sarkar from Tuesday onwards. The  combination  of  actor Vijay and  director A R  Murugadoss is being looked on with huge anticipation as they have earlier scored blockbuster status with Kaathi and Thupakki.

Says  the film’s softspoken  director R Murugadoss, “This is  my third film with  Vijay  . And  the one I’m most nervous about. The reason being the audiences’ expectations. We’ve worked hard  to give them something exciting. We hope nobody goes home  disappointed.”

Like Rajinikant,  Vijay gives no  press interviews .So we have no  way of knowing how  he feels about Sarkar. However a source close to Vijay reveals the Superstar  is preparing for  a plunge  into active  politics.

Sarkar  is Vijay’s most political film to date. It features  him as  a social cleanser. The same  role  has been played verysuccessfully by Mahesh Babu  in  the Telugu hit Bharat Ane Nenu and Vijay Deverakonda in the Telugu film Nota.While these two actors playing politicians, had no  political ambitions in real life Vijay most decidedly wants to use Sarkar as a steppingstone to a real-life career  in  politics,” says a co-actor of Vijay.

 Going by the frenzy generated at  the advance booking counters  for  Sarkar , Vijay is definitely on to a potentially  massive success.

 The  only problem , say trade experts, is with the  film’s pricing.

Sarkar has been  sold for theatrical release  at an unheard  price of Rs 80 crores. Unheard of in  the South, that is.Recovery  on that budgetary level is  next to impossible, even if Sarkar becomes  Vijay’s career’s biggest  hit, which it is likely to be.

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