It’s official: Sarkar is 2018’s highest grossing South Indian film

Story by Shivani Ramakrishnan

Chennai, November 15, 2018

Director A. R. Murugadoss’ Vijay-starrer, Sarkar, has gone on to join the 200 crore-club.

‘Thalapathy’ truly delivers a power packed performance in his latest movie, Sarkar, and the box office says it all. The Diwali-release was embroiled in controversy following its release, after scenes in the movie that spoke up against corruption ran astray of Dravidian political parties. Yet, Vijay’s fans remained loyal to the actor and continued to swarm theaters, braving the threats posed by fringe groups.

The A.R.Murugadoss-Vijay-A.R.Rahman formula seems to have paid off as the global collections of the movie have ensured it a place in Indian cinema’s 200 crore club. Sarkar has officially dethroned Ram Charan Teja’s Rangasthalam to become the highest grossing South Indian film of 2018. With this, Sarkar is one of the eight southern movies in the club, the other seven being Enthiran, I, Baahubali: The Beginning, Kabali, Mersal, Baahubali: The Conclusion and Rangasthalam.

Sarkar received tremendous response on its opening day due to the extended Diwali-weekend and has earned 217.13 crores as per latest industry reports. And the figures are still climbing!

Sarkar is also the seventh highest grossing Indian film of 2018 and the third highest in Tamil Nadu.

Kollywood has had a good run this year with the release of critically acclaimed films such as Kaala, Kolamaavu Kokila, Imaikaa Nodigal, 96, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Pariyerum Perumal, Vada Chennai and now, Sarkar.