Karthi’s Sardar and Siva Karthikeyan’s Prince are the biggest Tamil releases this Diwali. While the two films have released weeks after Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan I, the Tamil Pride movie has still given tough competition to this new release.
Before the release of these movies, trade circles and moviegoers expected Prince to dominate over Sardar with Siva Karthikeyan being in the rising period, and advantage of Diwali festival weekend.
But to the surprise of everyone, Prince became a big failure and Sardar went on to be the winner. Karthi who recently won accolades for his performance in Ponniyin Selvan, has also been highly appreciated for his fantastic performance in Sardar. Also, he scored a hat-trick success at the box office this year. The first one was Viruman, the next is Ponniyin Selvan-1 and the latest film was Sardar.
In Tamil Nadu, till 5 days Prince has collected 22Cr and Sardar collected 26 Cr. Even In Telugu states, Sardar had the upper hand, Prince collected 4.5 Cr to date in Telugu states, whereas Sardar collected 10Cr. Telugu audiences have an immense liking for Karthi and if the talk is good Karthi will get the best results.
In the rest of India, Prince has collected 1.25Cr and Sardar has collected 3.5Cr. While in Overseas Prince has collected 6.5Cr and Sardar collected close to 12Cr. Like this, in every territory, Sardar has dominated Prince which no one expected. Overall, the worldwide 5 days gross of the prince is 34.25 Cr and Sardar has collected more than 51Cr gross.
Directed by PS Mithran, Sardar is a spy thriller, which witnesses Karthi playing two roles. The film also features Raashii Khanna, Rajisha Vijayan, Laila, and Chunky Pandey in key roles. The film, produced by S Lakshman Kumar, has cinematographer George C Williams and editor Ruben as part of the crew.