Lokesh Kanagaraj is back after his previous venture Kaithi in 2019. Lokesh’s directorial debut was with a hit movie, ‘Pokkiri’ in 2007, and he has decided to venture into the action drama genre with Master, starring Vijay, Malavika Mohanan , Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremiah and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj. Ahead of the opening weekend’s close, Vijay is receiving a lot of hype for Vijay’s highly anticipated film and for Lokesh and Vijay’s combo that produced ‘Pokkiri’.
Lokesh Kanagaraj, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Rathna Kumar and Pon Parthiban. The film stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, with Malavika Mohanan, Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremiah and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj in supporting roles.
However, bad news awaits the makers of Vijay’s movie “Master” as Tamilrockers, a leading torrent movie download site, has already leaked the full movie online.
Will Master’s Tamilrockers Movie Download Release Affect Box Office Collections?
Master is one of the highly anticipated action movies for the whole family starring Vijay. Given the number of Vijay fans’ expectations at stake, the early illegal release of the Vijay movie that is free to download is likely to hurt revenues.
As previously highlighted, modern films rely heavily on opening week collections as a major source of return on investment. With the advent of Tamil rockers and other online movie streaming sites, filmmakers face the daunting task of dealing with this situation.
The Covid-19 lockdown saw many OTT platform movie releases. However, Vijay’s movie ‘Master’ was keen to get a theatrical release. A few weeks ago, the government of Tamilnadu announced 100% theatrical occupation, but it was held by the Supreme Court.
However, Master has been hyped well enough and the cast of Vijay in a major role is sure to draw its fan base to theaters to watch the movie. Master also promises to be a gripping action thriller, and viewing it on a print of just 480P or 720P won’t do justice to the entertainment at stake in our opinion.
On the other hand, the first-hand response from Master is very promising and we will be waiting for more reviews and reports in the coming days. However, the release of Master on Tamilrockers and Torrentz is likely to have a detrimental effect on the long-term success of the film.
Incidentally, movie fans wish that actor Vijay will voice his opinion and say no to piracy. Most of the recent movies produced in Tamil film industry have been released on Tamilrockers on the day of release. Actor Vijay’s meeting with the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu resulted in the withdrawal of the 50% theater occupation. Fans wonder why the actor cannot request the government of Tamil Nadu to take tough action against piracy.
Master Movie Hit or Flop? Collection on the first day
The first day collection for Master is expected to be INR 50 crores at all checkouts. The overseas collection for the first day is linked to INR 16 crores in all languages.
Master is open to mixed reviews. However, it is likely that the festival holidays will increase the occupancy in the first week.
Total worldwide gross: 100 Cr (expected)
The Box office collection shows it has a strong opening and since it is a long weekend we expect it to be the Box Office for the weekend. The word of mouth about the movie can help in the long run and let’s hope it does well at Box Office. We will update the Box Office collections as we receive more updates.
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