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Darbar box office collection Day 1: Highlights

Darbar box office collection Day 1: Darbar, starring Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Suniel Shetty, Nivetha Thomas and Yogi Babu, is expected to dominate the box office down south.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2020 8:53:17 am
rajinikanth darbar Darbar box office collection day 1: The film has been helmed by AR Murugadoss.

Rajinikanth starrer Darbar hit screens on January 9. Apart from Rajini, the film also features Nayanthara, Nivetha Thomas and Yogi Babu among others. Suniel Shetty is playing the role of the antagonist in the cop drama.

The film is expected to have a huge opening according to trade analyst Girish Johar. In a conversation with, Girish had said, “Darbar stars megastar of the country Rajinikanth. Suniel Shetty plays the main villain and Nayanthara is seen as the female lead. It is a mammoth film. Darbar is arriving in theaters with huge expectation and hype. Down south, there are a lot of takers. As far as the Hindi belt is concerned, the makers will get a decent start despite it being a non-holiday release up North.”

He added, “With other key films, Chhapaak and Tanhaji releasing at the same time, I would peg the film’s box office collection in the Hindi belt at around Rs 2-2.5 crore.”

Meanwhile, trade analyst Ramesh Bala reported that Darbar minted Rs 2.27 cores in Chennai on Thursday.

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Read all the updates about Rajinikanth's Darbar.


    19:48 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Too good'

    “#Darbar Rajni sir you are absolutely mind-blowing. After 27 years you have played the role of a cop and its outstanding and awesome. Movie is too good.  #DarbarThiruvizha #DarbarReview”, tweeted @uttamknights.

    19:28 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Directing Darbar was a dream come true: AR Murgadoss

    In an exclusive chat with, Darbar director AR Murugadoss adds he feels butterflies in the stomach. “It doesn’t matter how many films I have made, but I feel nervous before a release,” he admits. The director quickly reveals the Rajinikanth-starrer was, undoubtedly, the most-satisfying film in his career thus far. “I am happy that I finally got to direct Rajinikanth. Dreams do come true. I am eagerly waiting for people to react to it.”

    Read more | Darbar director AR Murugadoss: I swear by commercial cinema

    19:08 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Fans heap praise on AR Murgadoss

    User @samudhan posted on Twitter, “After watching Darbar, got a feeling that Thalaivar is still in the mid of his career.. this movie could easily be seen next to those of his 90's movies..Thks to @ARMurugadoss to show the kids of this gen, the Thalaivar we know. #DarbarThiruvizha #Darbar”.

    18:48 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Awesome acting'

    “#Darbar This film is best for your side.....#Rajinikanth Acting is super..Lilly, Awesome acting and also nivetha is superb performance...Finally,The climax scene is totally heart touching to all police department.I.E., @ARMurugadoss,” tweeted @AlekhyaMohan101.

    18:28 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Music is the biggest point for Darbar'

    “#darbar #Rajnikanth 👏👏fights, emotional scenes keka between rajni n nivedha. Hey @iamnagarjuna  y dont u consider #Anirudh as music dir for #officer2 #wildDog Try once he can elevate well Biggest plus point for #darbar anirudh music👌👌”, tweeted user @hari0829.

    18:08 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar removes references to prisoners and political inmates after backlash

    In  a statement, Lyca Productions, the company that is bankrolling the film, added that the particular words or references to inmates going out of jail was for entertainment purposes only. “However, since some of those particular words seemed to have hurt some people, we have hereby decided to remove the same from the film”, they concluded.

    17:48 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Not much in plot'

    “Darbar Typical Rajini film. Not much in plot. Yet another cop story. BGM from @anirudhofficial Is good. Only 1 song #ChummaKizhi Is good because of SPB voice, rest playback singer voice doesn't match with @rajinikanth @NayantharaU Role was trivial and unnecessary. Comedy 👌,” tweeted @vinthri.

    17:28 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Suniel Shetty thanks Thalaivar fans
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    17:07 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Nivetha Thomas thanks fans for the love and affection she has recieved
    16:46 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Nivetha Thomas nailed it'

    User @bsatish074 posted on Twitter. “#DarbarReview #Darbar after watching movie @rajinikanth sir looks like a young stylish man & his energy levels,this time @ARMurugadoss mainly focussed on elevation scenes  & @i_nivethathomas totally nailed it @anirudhofficial bgm is superb, @SunielVShetty did a good job”. 

    16:26 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Rajini's energy is insane'

    “DARBAR! It was an out and out THALAIVAR entertainer. At the age of 70, he forces us to question ourselves if he's actually 70 or 20? His energy was insane in the film. HE WAS UNBELIEVABLE. His charm, extraordinary good looks, mass, verithanam, emotions, expressions and what not?,” tweeted user @Janani_a_run5.

    16:07 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Entertaining film'

    “Loved #DARBAR. Entertaining film but a little dragged towards end. This is how you present a superstar. The way he walks, fights, talks has that aura of a great persona!!”, shared user @kedia_vishesh on Twitter.

    15:44 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Watch the lyric video of Chumma Kizhi from Darbar

    15:24 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Out and out masala film'

    A user @ranjith__rv shared on Twitter, “#Darbar - An out-and-out Masala Cop Revenge film which is pretty clear with the flow, having sufficient high points and good technical backing.. it's definitely a passable masala entertainer for the festival.. #DarbarThiruvizha #DarbarPongal #Darbar”.

    15:05 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Dolly Bindra wishes Darbar team

    Dolly Bindra took to Twitter to congratulate the Darbar team and also extended her best wishes to Suniel Shetty. “Congratulations for #darbar @SunielVShetty best wishes”, her tweet read.

    14:40 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    One man show

    User @karanreddyRF tweeted. “One man show by #Rajnikanth sir .1st half excellent 2nd half good My rating for darbar is 4/5 #Darbar”.

    14:17 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar is Rajinikanth show all the way

    “#Darbar is  @rajinikanth sir show all the way, A tribute by @ARMurugadoss sir to #Thalaiva fan's. At this age, his energy, enthusiasm & commitment to entertain the audience is marvellous. Rajni sir surprises us with his extraordinary work. Loved the movie”, posted user @UrsKranti on Twitter.

    13:57 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    IMDb rating of Darbar

    The IMDb rating of Rajinikanth's latest film Darbar is 8.0.

    13:34 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Wave Cinemas celebrates Thalaiva's return

    The official Twitter handle of Wve Cinemas called the audience to watch the three big releases this weekend - Darbar, Chhapaak and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

    13:19 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar benefiting from more theaters, higher occupancy

    A Twitter user under the name of @satwik375 gave reasons for Darbar's mammoth business. he tweeted, "If #Sarkar collected 31 cr on Day 1 then #Darbar collected 35 cr. If #Darbar collected 17 cr then #Sarkar 14 cr. With more theatres, higher occupancies how can #Darbar collect less?"

    13:10 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Fans reaction from Hyderabad
    12:52 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Fans frenzy across the country

    Fans of Superstar Rajinikanth errupted in a festive mood across the country on the first day first show of Darbar on Thursday.  Check out how they celebrated the first big release of the year here: PHOTOS | Darbar fever grips the country

    12:34 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Our verdict

    The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave Darbar, a 2.5 star rating. She wrote in her review, "I have managed to enjoy his films even without subs, because so much of the fun is to watch it with fervent Rajini fans, who hoot and whistle and clap so loudly that most dialogues are drowned in any case. And because they all work to a familiar pattern. But this one has subs, so we get a classic interval point in which Rajini does his slo-mo walk towards the camera, drawling, I am a baaaaad cop. No one can do it like Rajini can, I tell you."

    Also read: Darbar movie review: An out-and-out Rajinikanth film

    12:17 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Fans are excited about Darbar release
    12:01 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Fans go gaga over Rajinikanth's perfect physique in Darbar
    11:40 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Neil Nitin Mukesh wishes team Darbar

    Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh sent his best wishes to Suniel Shetty and the netire team of Darbar. he tweeted, "@SunielVShetty All the very best for the release sir. Hearing fab stuff about the film and you. God bless. #Darbar @ARMurugadoss sir cannot wait to see the film. All the best to the entire team."

    11:21 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Rajinikanth is back with a bang'
    11:03 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar: Public Verdict

    10:51 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Strictly for Rajinikanth fans'

    A Twitter user @DevanAmuthan wrote, "#Darbar - Strictly for Thalaivar veriyans...Inthu intellectual mathiri pesurathu...ARM ku touch vittu pochu nu solrathu ...Ella oru orama poi vilayadunge...Naange Thalaivareh kondadeh vanthuruko... #DarbarThiruvizha #DarbarManiaBegins #DarbarBlockbuster"

    10:24 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar opened to a great business in Telugu states

    Kaushik LM revealed that Darbar opened to a great business in Telugu states too. He tweeted, "#SuperstarRajinikanth's #Darbar takes a grt opening in AP TS too, with a Day1 share of around 4.45 CR #DarbarTelugu #DarbarSankranti"

    10:08 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Darbar business will be unstoppable'

    A fan wrote @whozdcreator wrote, "#Darbar #DarbarReview finished watching 2nd time. Trust me again. oru eduthula kooda bore adikkala. In fact I liked the 2nd half more than wen I watched it for first time. No one can stop the success of this movie! Ultimate celebration !!  @ARMurugadoss congrats sir!"

    09:53 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'A Rajinikanth show'

    Film producer and distrobutor Dr Dhananjay tweeted, "#Darbar is #Thalaivar @rajinikanth sir show all the way, A tribute by @ARMurugadoss sir. At this age, his energy, enthusiasm & commitment to entertain the audience is marvellous. He surprises us with his extraordinary work. Don't miss to catch up with Rajini sir on screen again"

    09:40 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Thalaiva's treat for the New Year: Lakshmi Manchu

    Lakshmi Manchu wished Rajinikanth on Twitter. She wrote, "Thalaiva's treat for the New Year. Wishing @rajinikanth uncle, @ARMurugudas sir and the entire team of #Darbar all the very best. Go Watch it in your nearest theatres today!"

    09:10 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar enters the Rs 2-crore club in Chennai

    Trade analyst Ramesh Bala revealed that Darbar has crossed Rs 2 crore in Chennai on its Day 1. He tweeted, '#Darbar is the latest entrant in the Prestigious u20b9 2 Cr Day 1 BO #Chennai City Club..1. #2Point0 - u20b9 2.64 Crs2. #Sarkar - u20b9 2.37 Crs3. #Darbar - u20b9 2.27 Crs'

    08:58 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar: Audience Verdict

    08:48 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar in US

    "#Darbar $615K at 6:15 PM PST in #USA," Ramesh Bala said via Twitter.

    08:37 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Shanthanu watched Darbar in Dubai

    Shanthanu Bhagyaraj shared on Twitter, "#Darbar Thalaivar dharisanam all the way in #Dubai. One word - @rajinikanth Superstar .. Superstar dhan. the way he can entertain generations over decades..@i_nivethathomas What a beautiful performer u are and @anirudhofficial BGMs chumma Kizhii dhan theatre la."

    08:28 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'Easily my favourite Rajini film since 2000'

    Tiruppur District Collector Vijayakarthikeyan K wrote on Twitter, "#Darbar Two Thumbs Up! Easily my favourite #Rajini film since 2000. @anirudhofficial BGM is super @ARMurugadoss has made the best use of the superstar."

    08:16 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    'It's a pongal treat'

    Khushbu Sundar posted on Twitter, "#Darbar its @rajinikanth all the just cannot take your eyes away from him..he pulls your attention like a magnet with his charm n style. No wonder he is the only #SuperStar of #Indiancinema. It's a pongal treat.Enjoy it in the theatres. @ARMurugadoss thanks for the treat"

    08:04 (IST)10 Jan 2020
    Darbar in New Zealand

    Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, "#Darbar off to a good start in #NewZealand Day 1 Gross - NZ$16,500"

    Darbar has received a positive review from The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta, who gave it 2.5 stars.

    "Darbar may be Superstar Rajinikanth’s first film with hit director A R Murugadoss, but it remains a Rajini film which bows at each step to the continuing myth of the one and only Thalaivar," Shubhra wrote in a section of her review.

    "Set in Mumbai, it is about brave police commissioner Aaditya Arunsalam (Rajini) who single-handedly sets out to clean the city of its criminals. The plot is old-hat, the situations are older, but that’s okay. We know what we are in for: a two hour forty minutes Rajini-thon, in which he allows the script to give him set-pieces in which he is the fighter, the romancer, the jokester, the dancer, and everything else that you can think of, all rolled into one," she added.