Rajinikanth, the legendary superstar of the Indian film industry, has struck gold once again with his latest cinematic outing “Jailer,” directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. The much-anticipated action thriller has stormed into theaters, capturing hearts and box office records. Notably, “Jailer” has already secured its position as the sixth highest-grossing Indian film of 2023, marking a remarkable achievement within a short span.
Rajinikanth ‘s Theatrical Triumph and Streaming Buzz
“Jailer,” since its theatrical release, has garnered critical acclaim and significant financial success. The film’s opening weekend, commencing on Thursday, August 10th, has propelled it towards an anticipated global collection surpassing Rs 300 crore. Impressively, within just four days of its release across various languages, “Jailer” raked in an estimated Rs 38 crore.
The movie’s domestic box office figures in India stood at a commendable Rs 146.40 crore at the close of its debut weekend. This marks a triumphant comeback for Rajinikanth, who last graced the silver screen in “Annaatthe.”
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Streaming Rights and Post-Theatrical Plans
As discussions around the film’s digital rights gain momentum on social media, it’s rumored that Sun Pictures, Kalanithi Maran’s renowned production company, has secured the digital streaming rights in collaboration with Netflix. This coveted deal will bring “Jailer” to viewers via the Sun NXT platform. Furthermore, Sun Network has triumphed in acquiring the satellite rights for “Jailer” in multiple languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
Viewers eager to catch “Jailer” on Sun NXT can expect the transition from theaters to the streaming platform once the film’s 28-day theatrical run concludes. While the exact date is yet to be officially confirmed, September 6th or 7th are highly anticipated.
Cast and Creative Brilliance
“Jailer” isn’t just making headlines due to its box office prowess. Directed by Nelson and produced by Sun Pictures, the film boasts a stellar ensemble cast, including Rajinikanth, Vinayakan, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Sunil, Mirnaa Menon, and Yogi Babu. Anirudh Ravichander has composed the film’s captivating musical score, while Vijay Kartik Kannan and R. Nirmal have lent their talents to the cinematography and editing, respectively.
The film’s meteoric rise has led to speculation, with a tweet from Manobala Vijayabalan indicating that “Jailer” has crossed the remarkable Rs 400 crore mark within a mere six days. This makes “Jailer” the fifth film to join the exclusive club of Rs 400 crore grossers, alongside illustrious titles like “#2Point0,” “#PonniyinSelvan,” “#Kabali,” and “#Vikram.”
As the journey of “Jailer” continues to captivate audiences and make history, it’s evident that the magic of Rajinikanth on the big screen remains as potent as ever.