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Darbar box office collection Day 2: Rajinikanth film has a ‘grand opening’

AR Murugadoss directorial Darbar, starring Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Suniel Shetty, Nivetha Thomas and Yogi Babu, opened to mixed reviews.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 12, 2020 8:25:50 am
Darbar collection Darbar box office collection Day 2: There’s no stopping Rajinikanth’s film.

Darbar released worldwide on January 9. The film, which stars superstar Rajinikanth in the lead role, has begun on a strong note as it collected Rs 36 crore in India on Day 1.

Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, “At the All-India Box Office, #Darbar has grossed ₹ 36 Crs on Day 1..Good Start!”

Darbar is expected to dominate the box office down south till the release of Dhanush’s Pattas on January 15.

In Tamil Nadu alone, Darbar grossed Rs 18.30 crore on its opening day.

According to film trade analyst Ramesh Bala, Darbar is performing well in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as well. “Superstar @rajinikanth’s #DarbarTelugu takes fantastic start in Telugu states with Rs 7.5 crore gross on the first day,” he posted on Twitter.

Helmed by AR Murugadoss, Darbar also stars Nayanthara, Suniel Shetty, Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu and Prateik Babbar among others. The film opened to mixed reviews with Rajinikanth’s performance being lauded by critics and the audience alike.

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13:30 (IST)11 Jan 2020
'Rajinikanth was a feast to look at'

Music composer Dharan Kumar tweeted, "#Darbar padam oru tharamana #Thalaivarthiruvizha! Each and every frame he's acted so well, Enna style Enna mass Enna performance... No words to describe. He's superstar for a reason. @rajinikanth was a feast to look at. @anirudhofficial bro neenga chumma kizhieeeee, you've been the heart n soul of the film. Brilliant work! BGM from the title card to the end you've spun your magic. #Darbar will be one of your best."

12:41 (IST)11 Jan 2020
'Darbar is Marana Massss'

Petta director Karthik Subbaraj wrote on Twitter, "#Darbar is MaranaMassss!! Aiyoo Thalaivaaa..What an energy n charisma in every single frame..You are a magic Thalaiva. Congratulations @ARMurugadoss sir, @anirudhofficial brother and whole team for giving a Thalaivarism max treat. Thalaivan vera ragam paathu usharuu."

12:20 (IST)11 Jan 2020
'Darbar is a movie dedicated to Rajinikanth'

In an interview with, Darbar cinematographer Santosh Sivan said, "Darbar is a movie dedicated to Rajini Sir. That itself is a motivation that you have to give your best. He has to act as his younger version in some portions of the movie and has romantic scenes with Nayanthara. So we have made sure he looks younger to suit the script’s demands. Even though we have used technology to make him look younger, the fact is that the energy comes from him. His energy levels are astounding. At the time of Thalapathi, he never went to the gym, but now, at the age of 70, he goes. I love the fact that he is still committed to work like he is doing his first film. He also appreciates other actors and their work. I recently showed him a video song of Manju Warrier from my upcoming directorial Jack and Jill, and he was amazed by Manju’s work. I hope Darbar does well and I would love to shoot another film with Rajini sir. I feel I know him better now, and the warmth from Darbar’s set will last forever."

11:38 (IST)11 Jan 2020
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10:56 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Grand opening, says Lyca Productions
10:39 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Lyca Production makes changes to Darbar

“In our “Darbar” film, particular words and dialogues having references to prisoners or inmates going out of jail or prison during their imprisonment term. It was only included with the intention of providing entertainment to the audience and is not intended to refer to any specific individual or to offend anyone. However, since some of those particular words seemed to have hurt some people, we have hereby decided to remove the same from the film,” Lyca Productions said in a statement posted on its Twitter page.

Also Read - Lyca Productions to remove alleged reference to Sasikala in Rajinikanth’s Darbar

10:21 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Darbar in US

"#Darbar nears $850K in #USA," Ramesh Bala said Twitter.

10:04 (IST)11 Jan 2020
'Darbar rocks Australia box office'

Ramesh Bala shared on Twitter, "#Darbar rocks #Australia Box Office.. Already crossed A$250,000."

09:51 (IST)11 Jan 2020
Darbar's Hindi version earns Rs 1.20 crore on Day 1

Ramesh Bala posted on Twitter, "#Darbar Hindi All-India Day 1 Nett is around ₹ 1.20 Crs. In Tamil, the movie did ₹ 70 Lakhs in Rest Of India."

Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2.5 stars. In her review, she wrote, “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, “Shetty’s floral shirts are eye-catching. Nayanthara delivers some nice thumkas, and a young female cop amongst the male battalion is given a fairly large speaking part. But they know, and we know, that it is all Rajini’s game, in which he will get the best lines.”

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