Darbar witnesses bumper openings, grand celebrations at theatres

Superstar Rajinikanth’s Darbar hit the screens this morning in a grand manner, amid huge celebrations by fans who performed milk ‘abishekams’ to banners and cut-outs of their ‘thalaivar’, burst crackers and distributed sweets.

Early morning shows started in many theatres in suburbs and all of those cinema halls witnessed a festive atmosphere. The good run of the film is expected to continue since the next one week is going to be filled with Pongal holidays.

Superstar is reason enough for fans to watch the film. Moreover, Rajinikanth is playing the role of a police officer after a very long time. After almost waiting for a year, fans of Rajinikanth were eager to welcome their favourite actor on the big screen.

The makers wrapped up the film’s post-production and recently submitted the film to the censor board officials. After watching the film, they have issued a U/A certificate. Darbar is Rajinikanth’s fourth film to get U/A certificate after Kaala, 2.0 and Petta.

Reportedly made at a budget of Rs 200 crore, the success of Darbar will decide whether Kollywood is off to a good start this year. After all, 2019 yielded good revenues at the box office with an overall collection to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore, up from Rs 1,800 crore in 2018.

Director A RMurugadoss said in an interview, “It doesn’t matter how many films I have made, but I feel nervous before a release.” The director said the Rajinikanth-starrer was, undoubtedly, the most-satisfying film in his career thus far.

“I am happy that I finally got to direct Rajinikanth. Dreams do come true. I am eagerly waiting for people to react to it,” the Thupakki, Ramana and Kaththi maker said.