Thugs of Hindostan may be the talk of the town in the lead up to its release, given the immense buzz created by the motion posters of the individual charactere and trailer. However, if you think that the Aamir Khan-Amitabh Bachchan-Katrina Kaif-Fatima Sana Shaikh has got a clear road at the box-office, then think again because it’s going to compete with a big South release.
Tamil superstar Vijay, better known as Thalapathy Vijay to his legion of fans, will also be arriving during Diwali (just two days prior to Thugs) with his eagerly anticipated film, Sarkar, helemd by one of the country’s greatest Directors, A.R. Murugadoss. Needless to say it’s going to eat into the business of Thugs big time, especially during the opening weekend, owing to the insane popularity of both Vijay and Murugadoss throughout the South. And if the film is even half as good as their previous outings together (Thuppakki, Kaththi), be sure that the Hindi film’s overall business in the South will be affected big time, despite it getting the biggest dubbed Tamil and Telugu releases ever for a Bollywood film.
It surely is heating up to be a cracker of a Diwali between two hotly awaited films, featuring some of the biggest stars in the country.
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