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Vijay gives a free hand to Khaidi director

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Tamil superstar Vijay is a huge mass hero, all his films cater to his fans and directors compromise on their vision to pander to his image. He is currently working in ‘Khaidi’ director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who has established himself as a director with great sensibilities.

As Karthi starrer ‘Khaidi’, which was directed by Lokesh, became a sensation hit in Tamilnadu as well as in Telugu states, Vijay has now asked the director to stick to his vision. Vijay is also on a mission to expand his market in Telugu states as ‘Adirinidi’ and ‘Whistle’ well-received here.

This has made Vijay tell the director not to worry about his fans and image and make the film that will appeal to cross-section of audiences. So, the director has been given a free hand in making this movie.

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Whistle AP/TS Closing Collections – Hit

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Vijay-Atlee’s Whistle has ended up its run in the Telugu States with a distributor share of 10.50 Cr. Gross numbers are more than 20 cr. The film has emerged as career highest grosser for the hero bettering Sarkar. The theatrical rights of the film are valued for 10cr and it can be termed as a Hit though it has incurred minor losses in East & West Godavari areas.

Below are the area wise closing shares

AreaClosing Collections
Nizam3.00 Cr
Ceeded2.80 Cr
UA1.29 Cr
Guntur0.95 Cr
East0.65 Cr
West0.55 Cr
Krishna0.77 Cr
Nellore0.49 Cr
Total Share10.50 Cr

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Whistle 10 days AP/TS Collections – First 10 Cr film for Vijay

Whistle is a success in the Telugu States as the film has collected 10 cr share by the end of the second weekend. Theatrical rights of the film are values for 10 cr. This is the first 10 crore film for Vijay. The actor who started with 2 cr share in 2016 with Police (Theri dub) has now reached 10 cr market in the Telugu States whereas the story is not the same with Telugu heroes in Tamil Nadu (article about this later). Individual area buyers for Krishna, East & West are yet to breakeven which is expected to be done by the full run.

Below are the area wise first-week shares

Area10 Days CollectionsFirst Week Collections4 Days Collections
Nizam 3.00 Cr2.70 Cr2.35 Cr
Ceeded 2.73 Cr2.46 Cr2.05 Cr
UA 1.12 CR0.96 Cr0.78 Cr
Guntur 0.93 Cr0.88 Cr0.85 Cr
East 0.60 Cr0.56 Cr0.50 Cr
Krishna 0.64 Cr0.56 Cr0.50 Cr
West 0.50 Cr0.44Cr0.36 Cr
Nellore 0.44 Cr0.39 Cr
0.34 Cr
Total Share 9.96 cr8.95 Cr7.73 Cr

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Whistle Day 4 – AP TG share

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Decent to good so far. The real test starts today for the film.

Breakeven – 10Cr

Below are 4 Days Collection:

Area10 Days CollectionsFirst Week Collections4 Days Collections
Nizam 3.00 Cr2.70 Cr2.35 Cr
Ceeded 2.73 Cr2.46 Cr2.05 Cr
UA 1.12 CR0.96 Cr0.78 Cr
Guntur 0.93 Cr0.88 Cr0.85 Cr
East 0.60 Cr0.56 Cr0.50 Cr
Krishna 0.64 Cr0.56 Cr0.50 Cr
West 0.50 Cr0.44Cr0.36 Cr
Nellore 0.44 Cr0.39 Cr
0.34 Cr
Total Share 9.96 cr8.95 Cr7.73 Cr

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BIGIL Review – Vijay’s Engaging Entertainer with a message !

Bigil Movie Review

Bigil Movie Review

Telugu360 Rating : 3/5

Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s movie Bigil hits the screens Today across the globe in Tamil and Telugu languages. The film directed by Atlee is set in the backdrop of football.Nayanthara is the leading lady and AR Rahman provides music. AGS Entertainments bankrolled the film and East Coast Productions is releasing the film as Whistle in Telugu

Story:

Bigil is a talented footballer whose father Royappan is a gangster in Chennai. Royappan , who stood against the evil gangs , wants his son to stick only to sports. His dream is to see Bigil plays in national team and brings laurels to the crime ridden local community. Whether Bigil is able to fulfill his dad’s dreams or not is rest of the plot

Analysis:

(This reviewer has watched Tamil Version. Telugu version outcome might vary due to dubbing quality and nativity like factors )

Bigil starts off like any other commercial flicks, takes routine mass path for first 30 minutes. Vijay’s trademark mass histrionics entertain his fans, movie makes no progress for a while. It gets intense after the father Royappan enters, his character brings much needed weight to the story. Bigil had to give up his passion due to the result of the violence that surrounds his life. Pre interval, Interval episodes are series of incidents that occur before Bigil’s planned Delhi visit.

Director Atlee is able to deliver solid emotion and drama while narrating the backstories of two players; the homemaker and acid attack victim characters came out really well. Despite having grand production value, star technicians and glitter around, it is the emotional drama that lifted this film to success. Atlee showed his strength in emotions, from writing stand point he could have been better in rest of the story.

At regular intervals, Vijay’s larger than life image has been utilized well by the director Atlee. Heroism elevation, mass mannerisms as such elements are a plenty. In second half much of the film is a typical sports film theme – Initially team in disarray, hates newly appointed coach ( hero ) , motivational song and underdog wins formula etc are shown in succession but with slow pace at times

Vijay is effortless in portraying two characters and three shades. His three introductions are feast for fans. Nayanatara as Angel got significant role which stands by Bigil throughout.

A popular football player Bigil, who played just 6-7 years ago , being unfamiliar to the present women team doesn’t add up. They think he is mere Rowdy and hates him. Villainy is not strong enough, Jackie Shroff‘s character lacks much required punch.

All songs are good on screen, Singappenney song stands out with its colorful theme. A surprise special appearance in this song !Maathare song is another good one with its inspirational stuff

Positives :

  • Vijay ‘s superb performance in three variations
  • Royappan characterization ,Bigil mannerisms
  • Emotional scenes in second half
  • Social message around common hurdles sports women face

Negatives :

  • Length ( 2hr 55 mins)
  • Routine template at times
  • Poor villainy

Verdict :

(This reviewer has watched Tamil Version. Telugu version outcome might vary due to dubbing quality and nativity like factors)

Bigil is a cocktail of mass elements, social message and lavish making which strikes right chord at box-office. Director Atlee & Hero Vijay complement each other better than ever in this sports drama. If we excuse the length and few redundant scenes.. BIGIL is a decent watch for all , awesome watch for fans.

Telugu360 Rating : 3/5

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Tamil Top heroes disdain Telugu audience

Telugu moviegoers encourage dubbing films very well. This is the reason why the market for Tamil films in our states has increased significantly over the years. As openings are vital for big ticket films, the makers are keenly spending on promotions in other states before their release. Even our Telugu heroes command good market in neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. So, during promotions our star heroes allot time to woo audience there. Top stars like Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Chiranjeevi etc graced the promotional events of their films held in Chennai and delighted fans and media by speaking in Tamil.

Unlike Telugu heroes, some Tamil stars disdain audience in other states. Despite their films doing strong business in Telugu states, Tamil stars are not turning up for promotions here. The latest example is Tamil superstar Vijay who skipped the pre release event in Hyderabad which was held a couple of days ago. Bigil, getting dubbed as Whistle, did a solid business of 10 Crores in Telugu states. The promotional event was attended by director and few other technicians, but audience were disappointed as Vijay didn’t come to the event. Also, the film’s leading lady Nayanatara skipped the event.

Vijay’s recent films fared well in Telugu states. Whistle is also set for a terrific opening here as it is creating strong buzz due to the aggressive promotions by Telugu buyers. So, Vijay’s presence could have added more buzz to the hype on the film in Telugu states. Even media is unhappy with Vijay’s contempt towards Telugu audience.

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Bigil’s football match to be a treat

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Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s upcoming movie Bigil is hitting the screens this Friday in a record number of 4200 screens across the globe in Tamil and Telugu languages. The film directed by Atlee is touted to be an out and out commercial entertainer which is set in the backdrop of football. The latest we hear is that the last 40 minutes of the film is the major highlight of the film. The football match looks packed and is breathtaking which elevates the film well and takes it to the next level.

Sources revealed that the match came out really well and the makers spent a bomb on the crucial climax episode. Vijay will be seen essaying the roles of a father and son in Bigil. Nayanthara is the leading lady and AR Rahman’s score is the other major attraction. AGS Entertainments bankrolled the film and East Coast Productions is releasing the film as Vigil in Telugu.

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A testing time for Vijay and Karthi

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No major Telugu film is releasing during the Diwali festival weekend paving way for two dubbed movies occupying all the screens in Telugu states. While Karthi has steady following and market in Telugu, Vijay has been trying to get a hold of the Telugu market for a long time.

Not having Telugu films in competition is a huge advantage for Vijay and Karthi but this season is also a testing time for them. Karthi’s “Khaidi” seems to be a serious movie with no glamour quotient and entertainment. It is an intense drama. Such films have limited appeal at the box-office. Besides the niche content, Karthi’s popularity has also come crashing down with a series of flops. This is a big test for Karthi in the Telugu market.

Vijay, on the other hand, has nothing to lose but gain. His “Whistle” has generated terrific buzz all over India. If the film clicks with Telugu audiences, he would stabilize his market here. The film needs to collect Rs 10 Cr minimum to reach the break-even stage. With the help of Dil Raju and super planning by presenter Mahesh Koneru, Vijay’s film has grabbed a maximum number of theaters. This is the best time for Vijay to prove his strength now in Tollywood.

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Whistle Trailer : It’s Vijay show all the way

Tamil star Vijay’s highly anticipated film Bigil is dubbed into Telugu as Whistle. The Telugu trailer is out now and it promises a wholesome treat for audience as Vijay shines in dual roles : a football coach nicknamed Whistle and an aged mafia don Rajappa.

The two and half minutes trailer is packed with plenty of wow moments that will leave fans of Vijay hankering for more. It is Vijay’s one man show from the onset as he effortlessly juggles two contrasting roles with his trademark mannerisms and inimitable punchlines. The sports-action drama deals with the emotional journey of women’s football team coached by Vijay. The rustic mafia gangster role will offer a treat to mass audience for sure. The visuals are grand and AR Rahman’s pulsating score elevate the action episodes. Nayanatara is paired with Vijay in this film.

Director Atlee seems to have once again made a full length commercial pot boiler with a lot of whistle-worthy scenes that will appeal to mass audience. All in all, Whistle trailer showcases Vijay as an all round performer in dual shades. AGS Entertainment banner has bankrolled the film on a whopping budget and Telugu producer Mahesh Koneru has bagged the rights in both Telugu states.

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Ajith vs Vijay Fans war in Kollywood!

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The film industry in Tamil Nadu is quite dependent on the superstardom of heroes throughout. The fans in Tamil Nadu are quite sentimental about their hero’s reputation and this has been the thing since MGR days. The fandom then became a clash between Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth fans which led to rifts and patch-ups many times.

But now, the fan wars have seeped into social media where they defended their respective heroes with extreme actions and making trolls and memes. During the birthday of Ilayathalapathy Vijay, the fans of Ajith started trending the hashtag #June22VijayDeathDay which enraged Vijay fans very badly. But the issue subsided when Vijay fans cooled the situation by using the hashtag #LongLiveAjith. Just a month later, Ajith fans brought out the trend once again by using the hashtag #RipVijay which has been trending on Twitter at a national level.

The issue became an out and out controversy when this trend became a national happening. Vijay fans tried to calm the situation down by countering Ajith fans with the hashtag #LongLiveVijay. The surprising aspect is, neither of the heroes responded to this happening till date or made an attempt to pacify the fans!

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Vijay’s Bigil sold for a bomb in overseas

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Tamil superstar Vijay’s upcoming film Bigil which has Atlee as director is creating ripples in trade circles of all areas. While the domestic pre-release business of the film is quite staggering as it is setting all-time records, the overseas business is also very solid.

As per the latest reports, the overseas rights of Bigil have been bagged for a whopping 30 Crore by a renowned distribution house. This is the highest pre-release business for a Vijay film in overseas and also the third biggest price for a Tamil film thereafter Petta and Kabali. Prabhas’ Baahubali 2 and Saaho are the top two films of South India in terms of highest pre-release business in the overseas market.

Bigil is the third collaboration of Atlee and Vijay after Theri and Mersal. Vijay is playing dual roles and the first look poster has been unveiled on the eve of his 45th birthday. Nayanatara is the leading lady.

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Bollywood Badshah set for South debut ?

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After actors like Amithab Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, another Hindi star is likely to debut in South cinema. If the latest grapevine in media circles is to be believed, Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan is going to play a prominent role in South Superstar Talapathy Vijay’s next film with young and talented director Atlee.

Reportedly, Atlee has penned a crucial role which comes towards the climax of the film. Though the screen presence will be only for 15 minutes, it is not just a cameo appearance but will have strong impact on audience towards the end of the story. Buzz is that Atlee has narrated the character to Shah Rukh Khan and got an optimistic nod. So, if everything goes as planned, Shah Rukh might appear in this pivotal role.

It is a known fact that Atlee was spotted with Shah Rukh Khan last week during IPL match. Later, Atlee met Shah Rukh at the latter’s residence. This has given raise to a lot of speculations in media. It remains to be seen if Shah Rukh comes on board for this crazy project.

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Vijay’s next a Sports Drama

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Ilayathalapathy Vijay who surprised the audience with back to back hits is all set to kick-start the shoot of his next film that will be directed by Atlee. The film marks the 63rd flick of Vijay and the regular shoot commences post Sankranthi. The film is said to be a sports drama and Vijay plays a football coach in the film. 16 girls will be making their debut with this untitled film.

This is the third time Vijay and Atlee are teaming up after Theri and Mersal. The regular shoot starts from January 21st in Chennai. AGS Productions will produce this big budget sports drama and Nayanthara is romancing Vijay. Vijay’s fans are quite excited about the actor playing a football coach in the movie.

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After nine years, Nayanatara to reunite with star actor

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Reigning actress Nayanatara is currently one of the busiest stars in South India. She is juggling between multiple big ticket films in Telugu and Tamil. According to the latest update, she has been roped in as the female lead in Tamil star Vijay’s next film.

Reportedly, Atlee and Vijay are joining hands for the third time after Theri and Mersal for an action entertainer. After nine years, Vijay and Nayanatara are going to share screen space with this untitled film. They previously worked for Sivakasi and Villu. AR Rahman will render the soundtrack for the film. The regular shooting will commence once Vijay completes his present commitments.

Nayanatara is awaiting the release of Viswaasam and SyeRaa Narasimha Reddy.

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Vijay to romance two top actresses?

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Ilayathalapathy Vijay tasted his biggest hit with Sarkar and the movie has been raking massive revenues all over. The actor is on a break and he signed his next film in the direction of Atlee. The film has been launched officially today. The latest news is that Samantha and Nayanthara have been roped in to romance Vijay in this high voltage action thriller.

An official announcement would be made this evening. Anirudh Ravichander is the music composer and AGS Entertainments will bankroll this prestigious project. The film will hit the screens during the second half of next year.

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Sarkar Grosses 15 Crores In Telugu States – First For Vijay

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Sarkar has done well so far in Telugu States with the film grossing more than 15 Crores by the end of Sunday ie, in 6 days. This is the first ever film for Vijay to breach 15 Cr Mark (Gross) in Telugu States with Adirindhi & Snehithudu being 10 Cr Grossers. It has also emerged as a Hit with distributor standing at 7.60 Cr after 6 days. Snehithudu has collected a distributor share of 6.50 & Sarkar has easily outpaced that. It is now set to collect more than 8 Cr Share by the end of it’s run.

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No promotions for Sarkar Telugu version

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Tamil Superstar Vijay has been struggling to establish his market across Telugu states. His last outing Mersal raked decent numbers in Telugu and is the highest grosser among his films in Telugu.

Vallabhaneni Ashok acquired the Telugu theatrical rights of his next film Sarkar for Rs 6 crores and the film has been sold for Rs 7.70 crores across AP and Telangana. With no big releases for Diwali, the film is expected to register decent numbers in Telugu. AR Murugadoss is the director and Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar are the heroines.

Though the film has been carrying huge buzz in Tamil, the Telugu version is expected to open low. The movie stills of Sarkar are not given to the Telugu producer even after several attempts. Vijay clarified that he is not in a mood to promote the Telugu version of the film. After a debacle like Spyder, AR Murugadoss too is not keen on facing Telugu audience and fans through promotions. With just hours left for the release of Sarkar, the promotions for the Telugu version are yet to kick-start.

Vallabhaneni Ashok and his team are left in shock with the happenings. Vijay who is struggling to establish his market should spend ample time for Telugu promotions. Right from Kamal Haasan to Suriya, Karthi and Vishal, all the Tamil actors have focused on promoting their films in Telugu. But Vijay turned out to ignore Telugu audience which will soon leave him behind in the race in Tollywood.

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Vijay’s Sarkar in plagiarism woes

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Vijay’s next outing Sarkar landed into plagiarism issues after the story had clean match with Varun Rajendran’s Sengol which has been registered with the South Indian Film Writers Association (SWAN). The story has been penned by Varun in 2007 and SWAN is ready to hand over a letter to Varun Rajendran stating that the entire story of Sarkar matches Sengol.

This is a huge blow for Sarkar team and a suit has been filed in Madras High Court to stop the film’s release. Varun Rajendran sought remuneration of Rs 30 lakhs and credits for the script. The judge asked the counsel to verify the records and schedule the hearing next Thursday. Sun Pictures and AR Murugadoss have filed the caveat petitions. Varun Rajendran claimed that Sarkar is his story with some minor changes. The film has been announced for November 6th release.

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SARKAR Teaser : Vijay’s show all the way

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Tamil superstar Vijay and director Murugadoss reunited for a film titled as Sarkar. The theatrical trailer of the film has been unveiled this Friday and it is Vijay’s one man show packed with plenty of commercial elements to hoot for.

The one and half minute trailer has Vijay playing an NRI corporate baron who comes to India on a mission. Going by the trailer, it seems like Sarkar is a political thriller in Murugadoss’ signature style with loads of action and drama. Vijay lands in India on election day and plans to establish his own government.

Vijay is at his stylish best and the visuals are quite lavish. The mass dialogues and the thumping score by AR Rahman enhances the trailer to the next level. Keerthi Suresh is the female lead. All in all, the trailer positions the film as a political thriller loaded with good dose of commercial elements. It is surely going to be a Vijay’s show all the way from the start to the end.

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Vijay’s Sarkar Hindi Dubbing Rights creates a Record

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Vijay’s Sarkar Hindi Dubbing Rights

Tamil Superstar Vijay’s next film Sarkar is hot in trade and is carrying massive expectations. Directed by AR Murugadoss, the film has been announced for Diwali release. Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar are playing the female leads in this action thriller. The film’s Hindi dubbing rights have been sold for a record price of Rs 24 crores which is second highest for a South Indian film after Baahubali franchise.

The post-production work of Sarkar is on cards and AR Rahman is the music composer. Sun Pictures bankrolled this big budget film and Sarkar will hit the screens on November 6th. Sarkar’s dubbed version will release in Telugu in decent number of screens.

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