New Delhi: South superstar Vijay starrer Master has become the first post-pandemic film to enter 100 crore club. The development is remarkable as it comes at a time when any other film hasn’t been able to see much footfalls in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, the theatres are only allowed to operate at 50 per cent occupancy limit.
“#Master storms past 100 CR WW gross after just 3 days Just #ThalapathyVijay things! * release affected in key overseas markets, 50% occupancy cap in key domestic markets FURIOUS! #Master100CRin3days #100CRMaster #MasterPongal,” film trade analyst Kaushik LM shared on Twitter.
The film was able to gross over 50 crore in Tamil Nadu alone at the end of the third day. Besides Southern India, the film has also received footfalls in UAE where the film dethroned Wonder Woman and Tenet.
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted the same information in a post that read, “At the #UAE Box Office, #MasterFilm is the performer after the #Covid outbreak.. It beats Hollywood movies – #WonderWoman1984 and #Tenet ‘s opening weekend collections..”
“#MasterFilm is doing well at the #NewZealand Box office.. It is nearing NZ$100,000.. A rare for a Tamil movie.,” Ramesh Bala wrote in another tweet.
Meanwhile, according to a new development, Master will now be remade in Hindi. Trade analyst Taran Aadarsh took to Twitter to announce the news and wrote, “IT’S OFFICIAL… #MASTER #HINDI REMAKE… #Master – starring #Vijay and #VijaySethupathi – will now be remade in #Hindi… Endemol Shine India, Murad Khetani [Cine1 Studios] and 7 Screen Studio will produce the #Hindi adaptation… Casting for #Hindi remake will commence soon.”
Master follows the story of a professor who is transferred to a juvenile centre where he meets Vijay Sethupathy’s antagonist. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film, also starring Malavika Mohanan, Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremiah and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, is produced by XB Film Creators and Seven Screen Studios.