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Master grosses 25.4 crore on opening day in Tamil Nadu

The pan-India film has performed better than leading man Vijay’s last release Bigil (2019).

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Vijay’s latest Tamil film Master has had a phenomenal opening on Wednesday. As per trade reports, the film has grossed a whopping Rs25.4 crore at the box office in Tamil Nadu.

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Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film has recorded the second-best opening day numbers for Vijay after Sarkar (2018). In fact, it has performed better than the actor’s last release Bigil (2019).

The first pan-Indian project of 2021, Master was released in four languages across the country.

The film, which sees Vijay play a college professor with a violent past, also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Malavika Mohanan, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj and Andrea Jeremiah.

On Tuesday, a few scenes from the movie leaked hours before its release. Apparently, the clips in question were recorded at a specially organised show for the distributors of the movie.

As soon as the news about the leak broke, the makers of the movie quickly sprung into action. A distraught Lokesh took to Twitter and requested audiences not to watch and share the leaked clips.

He wrote, "Dear all. It's been a 1.5 year long struggle to bring Master to u. All we have is hope that you'll enjoy it in theatres. If u come across leaked clips from the movie, please don't share it. Thank u all. Love u all. One more day and #Master is all yours (sic).