Rajnikanth kick starts Sankranthi/Pongal season on a high!
Rajnikanth is known for his huge openings and crowd-pleasing movies. His flops too set opening day records without fail. Such an actor went through a silent decade by his standards throughout the 2010s after starting it with a bang like Enthiran/Robo.
He delivered some huge openings with Kabali and 2.0 but both did not sustain momentum for long enough. 2.0 did collect huge in Hindi and Tamil markets but the Telugu market did not huge returns after a good initial.
Darbar, his latest film with AR Murugadoss as director released on 9th January for a huge number. The trade experts have estimated that the movie touched 85 crores gross Worldwide on opening day, even though it is a working day.
The movie did not receive an overwhelmingly positive report from critics and audience but fans loved the film. Lyca Productions is expecting to bank big profits after some recent loss ventures, with this film. As there are no huge releases for Pongal in Tamil Nadu, the movie is expected to do well, throughout the festival days.
In other languages, the movie has big opposition and it may not be able to sustain the momentum if any one of those biggies achieves blockbuster talk, feel trade experts. Let's wait and see.