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Official: Vijay’s Next With Vamshi Paidipally

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It’s official now that, Tamil star hero Vijay’s next film will be with star director Vamshi Paidipally under Sri Venkateswara Creations. Dil Raju and Shrish will bankroll the project on grand scale.

The director gave full narration to the hero and completely convinced with the final draft he has given green signal to be part of the project. And it will be Vijay’s next after his ongoing film Beast with Nelson.

Vijay is excited to associate with the National Award-Winning combination of Vamshi Paidipally and Sri Venkateswara Creations. It is heard that, the director has prepared a novel script for Vijay.

The film being called as Thalapathy 66 will go on sets early, next year. The makers will announce heroine and other cast and crew details soon.

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Shocking: Actor Vijay files a civil suit against his parents

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Tamil Superstar Vijay filed a civil suit in a Chennai based court against 11 people including his parents to restrain from conducting meetings using his name. Vijay also sought an interim stay against the 11 people along with his parents. Some of the office-bearers of his fan club too are named in the list. The court is expected to hear this civil suit on September 27th. Vijay’s father SA Chandrasekhar floated a political party with the name ‘All India Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam’.

Keeping an end to all the speculations, Vijay issued a statement last year that he has nothing much to do with the party and he is not joining politics. Vijay urged his fans not to join the political party as he is not directly or indirectly associated with the party. The top actor is busy with the shoot of Beast and the film releases next year. After completing the shoot of Beast, Vijay will work with Vamshi Paidipally for a family entertainer.

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Actor Vijay fans to contest TN local body polls

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Tamil Superstar Vijay’s fans association, Vijay Makkal Manram has decided to field candidates in the upcoming local body elections to be held on October 6 and October 9 in nine districts.

Sources in the Vijay fan association told IANS that the actor has given them consent to contest the polls, but would not participate in the campaign. The flag of the association and Vijay’s photos would be used extensively during the campaign.

In the 2021 Assembly elections, Vijay’s father and actor director, S. Chandrashekhar had floated a political party in the name of Vijay fans association and had announced contesting the elections. However, Vijay openly came out against his father’s move and said that he is against contesting the elections and that he would not have anything to do with the same.

Now, after his fan’s association announcing contesting the polls, there is clear indication that Vijay, the young superstar has thrown his hat in the ring.

C. Rajeev of the Centre for Policy and Development Studies, a think tank and a political observer, told IANS,” Vijay’s fans contesting the elections is a clear indicator that Vijay in the near future will take a call in contesting polls. With Super megastar Rajinikanth announcing that he won’t enter politics, Vijay’s fans making this announcement will be an interesting turn in the politics of Tamil Nadu, which has always supported actors entering politics.”

Right from C.N. Annadurai, the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to Chief Ministers — M.G.Ramachandran, J. Jayalalithaa, and M. Karunanidhi — all were associated with the film world. While Annadurai and Karunanidhi were powerful scriptwriters, M.G. Ramachandran and J. Jayalalithaa were popular actors from the state.

Superstars Kamal Haasan and Vijaykanth are already in politics after having floated their own outfits — Makkal Needhi Maiam(MNM) and Desiya Murpoku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) — respectively and had contested the Assembly elections. The MNM will be testing the waters of the rural local body polls and Kamal Haasan has announced that he would be extensively campaigning in the elections.

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Real Reasons: Why are Kollywood actors focused on Telugu Cinema?

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Several Tollywood actors tried to succeed in Tamil cinema and tested their luck. But most of them ended up unsuccessful. But Tamil actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Suriya, Vikram, Ajith, Karthi, Vishal, Vijay, Dhanush and others made up decent market and headed for simultaneous release in Telugu along with Tamil. Most of them lost their market because of the poor show of their films. The latest trend is that actors like Vijay, Dhanush and Suriya are signing straight Telugu films. Dhanush has signed four Telugu projects in a row. All these four films will be directed by Telugu directors.

Vijay will work with Vamshi Paidipally soon and Suriya will work with Boyapati Srinu next year. The film fraternity and the audience are left in shock with the sudden move. Going deep into the issue, after the arrival of the pandemic, most of the active producers of Tamil turned inactive. There are hardly 4-5 production houses that are keen to produce films with stars. Also, the Tamil market is badly hit in all the available ways because of the pandemic. The non-theatrical rights too are not fetching huge prices like in the past and the actors are asked to slash down their remuneration.

But things are different in Tollywood. The asking prices for the non-theatrical prices are increased and the entire nation is focused on Telugu films. The Telugu producers are also welcoming neighboring stars and are paying huge remunerations. This would be a golden opportunity for Vijay, Dhanush as they can expand their market in Telugu states and cement their position in Tollywood. They are even drawing a huge remuneration which is higher than the pay they are getting in Tamil. Hence, the Tamil stars are now focused on Tollywood and are keen to work with Telugu directors and producers.

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Tamil stars charging a bomb on their Tollywood debut

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Several Tamil stars are focused on Telugu cinema and are set for Tollywood debut. Actors like Vijay, Suriya and Dhanush are all set to do their first-ever straight Telugu movie very soon. These projects will have a release in Telugu and Tamil along with other languages. Considering their Tamil market and Telugu film stamina, the actors are charging huge for their Tollywood debut. Vijay has quoted Rs 100 crores plus profits on his Telugu debut and the film will be directed by Vamshi Paidipally. Dhanush will soon work with Sekhar Kammula and the young actor is taking Rs 50 crores as remuneration for the project.

Suriya will co-produce all his upcoming projects and will share the profits apart from his remuneration. The actor is in talks with Boyapati Srinu and Dil Raju is on board as producer. His production house 2D Entertainment will be a production partner for the project. On the whole, several Tamil actors are focused on Tollywood to expand their market and at the same time, they are charging huge for their films. All these actors are currently occupied with a bunch of Tamil movies.

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Exclusive: Vijay’s whopping remuneration for his Tollywood Debut

Top Tollywood producer Dil Raju is all set to introduce Tamil Superstar Vijay to Telugu cinema soon. Vamshi Paidipally is on board as the director of this project which is expected to start soon after Vijay completes his current project. Vijay is said to have quoted Rs 100 crores as remuneration for the film and Dil Raju gave hid nod. Vijay was reportedly paid Rs 10 crores as advance for the film soon after the project got finalized.

Vamshi Paidipally is busy with the final draft and he will finalize the actors and technicians at a later stage. The regular shoot commences next year as per the update. Vijay will complete Nelson Dilipkumar’s film which was launched recently. The shoot commences in August. Vijay and Vamshi Paidipally’s film is expected to release in 2023.

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Vamshi Paidipally banking on his strength for Vijay’s Film

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Telugu360 was the first to break the news that talented director Vamshi Paidipally will direct the first-ever straight Telugu film of Tamil actor Vijay. The film will start rolling next year once Vijay is done with all his current projects. Handling emotions well happened to be the major strength of Vamshi Paidipally right from the beginning of his career. Brundavanam, Oopiri and Maharshi had strong emotional content and they impressed the audience big time.

Vamshi is now banking big on his strength and his film with Vijay will have a strong emotional drama throughout. The film will also be high on action and entertainment. He is currently working on the script and he would narrate it to Vijay soon. Dil Raju will produce this bilingual that will be made on a lavish budget. Vijay will shoot for Nelson Dilipkumar’s film from July and he has a film lined up with Lokesh Kanagaraj lined up.

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Exclusive: Vijay signs a straight Telugu project

Tamil actor Vijay impressed the Tollywood audience with his recent offerings and all his movies raked decent revenues across the Telugu states. The actor is keen to sign straight Telugu films to expand his market. Telugu360 exclusively heard that Vijay signed his straight Telugu film recently and it would be directed by sensible filmmaker Vamshi Paidipally. Vamshi has been struggling to impress an actor and sign his next from the past couple of years.

He recently met Vijay in Chennai and narrated an interesting script. Vijay was impressed with Vamshi’s narration and gave his initial nod. Vamshi Paidipally started working on the script and the film starts rolling next year once Vijay is done with his current films. Dil Raju will produce this bilingual on Sri Venkateswara Creations banner. Vijay signed his next in the direction of Nelson Dilipkumar and the project rolls from June this year. Sun Pictures are the producers and Pooja Hegde is the leading lady.

Vijay also signed one more film for Master fame Lokesh Kanagaraj that will be bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers. Vamshi Paidipally’s film will start rolling next year once Vijay is done with the shoot of both these committed films.

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Actor Vijay cycled to booth to cast his vote

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Tamil movie actor Vijay on Tuesday morning cycled to the polling booth to cast his vote here.

Vijay was seen cycling to his polling booth with large number of people following him on two wheelers.

The cycling by Vijay to vote has kicked up a speculation as to whether the actor is making a statement on high prices of petrol and diesel.

However, a large number of people on two wheelers were riding along with him burning the precious fuel.

Several leading movie stars of the Tamil movie industry have cast their votes early in the morning.

Actor Rajinikanth, star couple Ajit Kumar and Shalini, Surya, Karthi, Sivakumar and others performed their democratic duty silently.

Ajit Kumar and Shalini had reached their polling booth about 20 minutes before the start of polling to vote early in order to avoid the fan crowd.

As a matter of fact, in the past polls, the star couple was seen standing in the queue to cast their vote.

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Vijay’s 65th film Launched

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Tamil actor Vijay established a decent market in Tollywood too. His recent movies Sarkar, Whistle and Master turned out to be decent money spinners. The actor took a break and his next film got its official launch. This is his 65th film in his career and will be directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. The entire crew members along with Vijay attended the grand pooja ceremony in Sun TV Studios, Chennai. Pooja Hegde is the leading lady in this untitled film.

Anirudh is on board to compose the music and Sun Pictures are the producers. The initial shoot of the film will take place in Chennai after which the movie unit will fly abroad for the shoot. More details about the film will be announced soon.

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Tamil star Vijay’s son to debut with Uppena remake??

Uppena movie, though has debutant director and debutant lead cast, got thunderous openings, thanks to the magic of Devisri Prasad’s music. The movie sustained the collections even after the weekend and now it is more or less confirmed that movie is running towards a very big blockbuster. Now many producers from other languages are evincing interest in remaking the movie. But the rumours are afloat in Kollywood that ‘Ilayathalapathy’ Vijay is planning to debut his son Sanjay through Uppena remake. Details as below.

Vijay’s son Sanjay is 20 years old now and there have been rumours about his debut movie since some time. As per the grapevine, Vijay Sethupathi who acted in Uppena movie wants to produce this movie in Tamil and he is willing to introduce Vijay’s son with this movie. It is known news that both the stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi share a very good rapport and Vijay Sethupathi acted as villain in Vijay’s recent movie Master. In fact, Vijay Sethupathi used to tell in the initial days that he is a fan of Vijay. As Uppena has all the elements that can enthral Tamil audience as well, reportedly Vijay is seriously contemplating introducing his son with the remake of Uppena.

We need to wait and see how true are these rumours.

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Buzz: Vijay gets a hefty advance from Mythri?

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Tollywood’s top production house Mythri Movie Makers is now working with all the top actors of Telugu cinema and is playing the biggest bet ever in Tollywood. To expand their wings, Mythri paid a hefty advance to Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan and the project will roll by the end of 2022. The latest update is that Tamil Superstar Vijay has received a huge advance of Rs 10 crores from Mythri Movie Makers recently.

As speculated, Vijay will not work with Lokesh Kanagaraj for the film. The hunt for the director is currently on and Vijay will work with Mythri Movie Makers once he is done with his current projects. Vijay also established a decent market in Tollywood when his fellow Tamil actors lost their hold. Taking advance from Mythri at this time would be a wise move from the actor. The production house is keen to rope in a Tollywood director for this bi-lingual. More details awaited.

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Vijay’s Master digital streaming shocks trade circles

Tamil actor Vijay tasted a solid hit with Master. The film released during Sankranthi and it is still having a decent box-office run. The film is still going strong across the major territories of Tamil Nadu. The Telugu theatrical rights are valued at Rs 9 crores and the film will collect over Rs 15 crores in its final run. The digital streaming rights of Master are acquired by Amazon Prime and the streaming was planned on February 12th. In a sudden surprise, Amazon announced that the film will be available on the digital platform from January 28th from 10:15 PM.

This is a huge shock for the distributors as the film is still minting money and will have a theatrical run for a couple of weeks more. Amazon is said to have offered a massive price for the digital rights and this may be the reason for the plan. Master is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan played the lead roles in this mass entertainer.

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Master First Week AP/TS Collections – Superhit

Master has ended up its first week with a distributor share of 12.80 Cr. The film is a Super Hit in the Telugu States with good profits for the buyers. It can be called as a blockbuster in Andhra Pradesh while Nizam underperformed a bit which makes it a hit there. The film is Vijay’s highest grosser ever in the Telugu States beating his earlier highest Whistle. In terms of ‘Gross’ the film will collect more than 25 cr by the end of Thursday.

Following is the complete area wise breakdown of the film.

Area Day 1 CollectionsFirst Week Collections
Nizam1.49cr3.12Cr
Ceeded1.10cr2.49Cr
UA0.83cr2.19Cr
Guntur 0.67cr1.20Cr
Krishna0.36cr1Cr
East0.48cr1.04Cr
West0.56cr1.19Cr
Nellore0.25cr0.59Cr
Total5.74cr12.82Cr

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Vijay’s Master digital release date locked

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Tamil actor Vijay cemented his position in Telugu and established a decent theatrical market across the Telugu states. After his previous films made decent business, his recent offering Master is raking massive revenues all over. The film is a smashing hit in Tamil Nadu though the word of mouth was mixed. Master will end up as a profitable project for everyone involved. There is huge demand for the digital rights of the film and Amazon Prime acquired the digital rights of Master including all the languages.

The film will stream on the digital platform from February 12th marking the Valentine’s Day weekend. The makers signed the deal with Amazon to head for a digital release after a month of the theatrical release. Master is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan are the lead actors. XB Film Creators are the producers and Anirudh composed the music.

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Vijay’s Master is a disaster in Bollywood

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Vijay’s latest film Master released in all the major Indian languages and the collections are exceptional in Tamil Nadu and the film is doing decent business in Telugu states and Kerala. The Telugu theatrical rights are valued at Rs 10 crores and the buyers entered into the profit zone already. The collections are rock solid in Tamil Nadu. But things are completely different across the North Indian circuits.

Master opened to poor occupancy and minimal footfalls in Bollywood. The numbers are quite poor that the buyers will even fail to recover the digital charges for the film. Though there are no prominent releases during this season, the audience are not much interested to watch the film in theatres. Vijay’s movies are watched well on small screen but the theatrical response is quite poor. Master is directed by Khaidi fame Lokesh Kanagaraj and Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Shruti Haasan are the lead actors in this mass entertainer.

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Critically acclaimed Logesh could not dare “Sukumar way”

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When Master movie was announced in the communication of Logesh Kanagaraj and Vijay, expectations skyrocketed as Logesh recently gave a movie that is a blockbuster hit and yet critically acclaimed in the form of “Khaithi”. But once the movie is released it is clear that Logesh too joined that bandwagon of directors who don’t dare to do experiments when they have superstars at their helm.

The conundrum that the creative directors face:

There were many directors in the past who got the chance to direct top stars after giving a critically acclaimed and yet successful movie. The actual litmus test for the director starts after getting the chance because now the audience is keen to see whether the director chooses to make the movie in his style or he will subsume himself and make a regular mass movie that the fans of the hero habituated to see. Some directors dare to make the movies in their own style irrespective of who the star is. On the other hand, most of the directors prefer to make regular potboilers for the masses.

Sukumar way:

Sukumar is one director in recent times who made movies in his own style irrespective of the star casting. His movies with Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR and Ram charan prove that he has enough courage to go slightly offbeat from the regular mainstream of Tollywood. His Rangasthalam movie not only created a sensation at the box office but also brought the real actor out of Ram Charan. Even when a mass hero like Jr NTR is at the helm, he preferred to make the movie in his style instead of giving in to make a movie of Jr NTR style.

Logesh disappointed his fans by making a regular Vijay movie

Logesh earned critical acclaim for his Kaithi movie as the movie has broken many formulas of regular commercial movies. When the movie is announced in the combination of Vijay and Logesh, and especially when it is revealed that Vijay Sethupathi is the main villain in the movie. But the movie ended up as one more regular Vijay movie with too many slow-motion scenes and elevation scenes that are the norm for any Vijay movie. Even Vijay Sethupathi role is also a usual villain role though the actor made it interesting with his impeccable performance. Finally, the movie ended up as “Strictly for fans (of both the leads)” movie.

Overall, it looks like Logesh doesn’t have the guts to make critically acclaimed movies with the superstars. Though there are some scenes in the movie that show Logesh’s attempts to strike a balance and find the middle way, the balance is heavily tilted towards the star hero and routine mass elements.

-Zuran (@CriticZuran)

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Master Day1 AP/TS Collections – Excellent

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Master has taken a sensational opening in the Telugu States with a distributor share of 5.75 Cr. This is the highest opening day collection for a Vijay starrer and fourth highest for a dubbed film. Theatrical rights of the film are valued for 9Cr and the film is expected to breakeven by the weekend.

Following is the complete area wise

Area Day 1 CollectionsFirst Week Collections
Nizam1.49cr3.12Cr
Ceeded1.10cr2.49Cr
UA0.83cr2.19Cr
Guntur 0.67cr1.20Cr
Krishna0.36cr1Cr
East0.48cr1.04Cr
West0.56cr1.19Cr
Nellore0.25cr0.59Cr
Total5.74cr12.82Cr

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Master Movie Review : Fails to meet expectations

MASTER MOVIE REVIEW

MASTER MOVIE REVIEW

TELUGU360 RATING 2.5/5

Tamil actor Vijay cemented his position in Tollywood after a long wait. His recent films fared well at the box-office and his recent offering Master is high on expectations. The makers managed to get a release in a record number of screens across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Khaidi sensation Lokesh Kanagaraj directed Master and Vijay Sethupathi essayed the role of the lead antagonist. Malavika Mohanan is the heroine and XB Film Creators are the producers. Here is the review of Master:

Story:

JD (Vijay) is a professor in a renowned college who is addicted to alcohol and is hated by the heads as he never keeps up to the rules. But he is a hero across the college as he does things at the right time. After an unexpected incident, JD is sent to a juvenile center which is lead by Bhavani (Vijay Sethupathi). The rest of Master is all about the real conflict between JD, Bhavani and the second half narrates about who takes the upper hand and what happens finally. Watch Master to know about the unknown truths that happen in JD’s life.

Analysis:

Starting off, the audience will be quite disappointed with Lokesh Kanagaraj’s work for sure. One needs ample patience to watch this stretched drama and the second half turns out to be a boring feast that is high on a predictable note. After watching Khaidi, one expects an intense drama between the lead actors between Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi but Lokesh simply has wasted his opportunity. The episodes between Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi are minimal. While Vijay impresses the audience with his swag, Vijay Sethupathi is the show stealer of Master undoubtedly.

The first half of Master has things in the right proportions and it reminds everyone of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s yesteryear hit film Master. Two good action episodes, impressive songs and Vijay’s performance along with the college episodes and terrific interval bang makes the first half of Master a passable affair. But the second half tests the patience of the audience and most of the episodes are dragged, predictable. Cutting down the college episodes would have helped the film and the climax portions are pretty simple and make no impact. After an impressive first half, the second half of Master is a disappointment in many ways.

However Master will appeal to the hardcore fans of Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi along with the Tamil audience. The action episodes are well designed and presented on screen. Master runs on a commercial template and has enough dose of Tamil nativity which is a barrier for Telugu audience. Anirudh Ravichander is an asset for the film and his background score takes most of the episodes to the next level.

Performances:

Vijay tops the show as usual with his mannerisms and keeps his fans thoroughly engaging. His dance moves are a treat and he excelled in the action episodes. Malavika Mohanan has nothing much to do in the film but she makes a splash with her screen presence. Vijay Sethupathi is a perfect treat and he is the major highlight of the movie. His role should have been extended and fits perfectly in the role of a crooked gangster throughout. Everything was taken well care of about designing his role and presenting it. Andrea’s role is a wasted attempt. Nassar and Shantanu have been decent in their roles.

The audience would expect a hard-hitting and intense film from Lokesh Kanagaraj after Khaidi but it is a typical commercial template like Vijay’s previous films. The songs are just ok and the background score has been top class. The cinematography work looks apt. The editing is below average and more than half an hour in the second half should have been chopped. The production values are grand and apt. Lokesh Kanagaraj fails to live up to the expectations and Master is just one more commercial attempt.

Verdict:

Master is a wasted attempt with a regular commercial template that falls short of the expectations. Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi  and Anirudh’s terrific background score are the only saviors.The patience of the audience would be tested throughout the second half and the film will appeal only to the diehard fans of Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi.

Telugu360 Rating: 2.5/5

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Tamil film industry urges on Master

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In a shocking move, Vijay’s upcoming movie Master is leaked online. The news broke out last night and soon several movie scenes of the film are circulated across the social media. The makers staged an investigation and traced the real culprit in a few hours. The producers along with the movie unit urged everyone not to circulate the leaked clips online. They even wanted the audience to watch Master in theatres for the best experience.

The entire film industry stepped out and took their social media pages to support Master. Tamil producer SR Prabhu said that Master is not just another film and it is a revival package for the whole film industry. Master is carrying terrific expectations and is gearing up for a record release tomorrow in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. The advance sales for the film across the Telugu states too are exceptional. Lokesh Kanagaraj directed Master and Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan played the lead roles.

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