(This article is authored by Alar)
After Lokesh Kanagaraj's 'Kaithi', Karthi has successfully made it to the 100-crore club for the second time as a solo lead as Sardar has now officially joined the prestigious club as it has grossed Rs 100 crores at the box office in over two weeks of its release. Sardar had a theatrical release on October 21 during the occasion of Diwali and has tasted a stupendous theatrical run with more positive reviews.
Sardar, the action-thriller, is directed by PS Mithran and through the movie's success, Mithran has shown a significant comeback after a setback from his previous movie 'Hero'. While Karthi played dual roles in the lead in Sardar, Rashi Khanna, Chunky Panday, and Laila played important roles and GV Prakash Kumar has composed the music.
The movie team is in a full-swing of celebrations after Sardar entered the 100 crore club amid continuing its successful trend in a theatrical run. Interestingly, Karthi entered the hundred-crore club for the second time after Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi. Several movie trackers shared the news of Sardar's box office record on social media as the fans spread the update rampantly.
Sharing Sardar's poster, an entertainment industry tracker wrote on Twitter, "Sardar enters the Rs 100 cr club. Worldwide theatrical success! #SardarBlockbuster." He congratulated the movie team while another film buff wrote, "Official from team Sardar- film hits 100 crores worldwide. Congratulations Karthi and the entire team."
Sardar is produced by Lakshman Kumar under his banner Prince Pictures and distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies. The film marks Hindi film actor Panday's debut in Tamil cinema, and Laila's comeback to cinema after 16 years. While George Williams handled the cinematography, the editing is done by Ruben. Karthi played dual roles- as Agent Chandra Bose alias Sardar, an ex-RAW field agent, and as Inspector Vijay Prakash, the son of Bose.
Aha purchased the movie's post-theatrical streaming rights. Kalaignar TV purchased the movie's satellite rights. On the occasion of the film's success meeting, which took place on October 27, 2022, the production company formally announced the sequel to Sardar. The critically acclaimed successes of Viruman, Sardar, and Ponniyin Selvan served Karthi to have career breakthroughs in 2022.
Though Ponniyin Selvan made over Rs 500 crores at the box office, it has multiple stars and Karthi was among them. As Karthi played the solo lead in Sardar, the fans relish the actor's remarkable feat of entering the prestigious club after Kaithi, which grossed Rs 110 crore at the box office. Sardar was made at a budget of around Rs 40 crores and is now nearing surpassing Kaithi's record.