As the ticket bookings for superstar Rajinikanth’s Darbar started on Sunday, fans stormed the internet and theatres to book their tickets in advance, with just three days left for the film’s release (January 9).
According to trade sources, the booking trends are tremendous and they expected the business to cross the previous films of Rajinikanth. Darbar crew is busy promoting the film on social media and pre- release events.
The makers recently released a special promo song and an action packed prmo video from the film. The latest news is that the film has been censored with U/A. Sriman, who is part of the cast revealed the news on social media.
Sriman posted: “🎬Darbar – Censored, UA Run Time 2 hrs 39 minutes 28 seconds/ 159 minutes.Thalaiver varraar lets get ready.” Nayanthara Yogi Babu, Prateik Babar, Jatin Sarna, Nawab Shah, Nivetha Thomas, Suniel Shetty play important roles in the film.
Directed by AR Murugadoss, the cop thriller reportedly has Rajinikanth essaying two roles – as that of a cop named Aaditya Arunasalam and a social activist. The commercial entertainer will hit the theatres worldwide on January 9.
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. Looking at the certificate, the film’s runtime is revealed as 2 hours and 39 minutes.
The certification has come at a time when the makers of Darbar are fighting a suit filed by Malaysia based entertainment company DMY Creations SDN BDH. DMY stated Lyca had owed them Rs 23.70 crore as outstanding dues for an amount they had previously loaned out to them. In that regard, they had sought for a ban on Darbar’s release.
Lyca has now alleged that DMY Creations is liable to pay them an outstanding due of Rs 1.59 crore for distributing their films 2.0, Vada Chennai, Maari and Vantha Rajavathan Varuven.