Lokesh Kanagaraj is back after his previous venture Kaithi in 2019. Lokesh’s debut as a director was with a super 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 its opening weekend closure, Vijay is receiving a lot of hype for Vijay’s much-awaited movie as well as for Lokesh and Vijay’s combo which produced ‘Pokkiri’.
Lokesh Kanagaraj, who also wrote the screenplay along 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 site for movie download has already leaked the full movie online.
Will Master’s Tamilrockers Movie Download Release Affect Box Office Collections?
Master is one of the most awaited action family entertainer movies with Vijay playing the lead. Considering the number of expectations from Vijay’s fans at stake, the early pirated release of Vijay movie online for free download, is likely to dent its earnings.
As emphasized earlier, modern-day movies depend a lot on opening week collections as a significant source of return on investment. With the advent of Tamilrockers and other online movie streaming sites, filmmakers face the daunting task of dealing with this situation.
The Covid-19 lockdown saw a lot of OTT platform movie releases. However, Vijay’s movie ‘Master’ was keen on getting a theatrical release. A few weeks ago, the Tamilnadu government announced 100% theatrical occupancy but it was stayed by the high court.
However, Master is hyped well enough and the cast of Vijay in a significant role will definitely attract his fan base to the theaters to watch the movie. Also, Master promises to be a gripping action thriller, and watching it on a mere 480P or 720P print will not do justice for the entertainment at stake, we believe.
On the other hand, the first-hand reactions of Master are promising and we will wait 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 success of the movie in the long run.
Incidentally, movie buffs wish actor Vijay will voice out his opinion and say no to piracy. Most of the recent movies produced in the Tamil movie industry have been released on Tamilrockers on the day of the release. Actor Vijay’s meeting with Tamilnadu Chief Minister resulted in the revocation of the 50% theatre occupancy. Fans wonder why the actor cannot request the Government of Tamil Nadu to take stern action against piracy.
Master Movie Hit or Flop? First Day Collection
The first-day collection for Master is predicted to be INR 50 crores in all box offices. The first-day overseas collection is pegged at INR 16 crores in all languages.
Master has been open to mixed reviews. However, the festival holidays are likely to boost up its occupancy in the first week.
Total Worldwide Gross: 100 Cr(expected)
The Box office collection shows it has a strong opening and since being a long weekend we expect it to hold the Box Office for the weekend. The word of mouth about the movie might help in the long run and let’s hope it does well at Box Office. We will update the Box Office collections as soon as we get more updates.
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