Superstar Rajinikanth’s latest blockbuster Jailer has crossed the 550 crore mark worldwide in just 12 days of its release, becoming the second fastest Tamil film to achieve this feat after his own sci-fi thriller 2.0. The film, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for its action-packed story, Rajinikanth’s charismatic performance, and Anirudh Ravichander’s chartbuster music.
Jailer’s phenomenal performance in India and overseas
According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, Jailer has grossed over 390 crores in India and over 160 crores in overseas markets, making it the third highest-grossing Kollywood film of all time, behind 2.0 and Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1. The film has also become the first Tamil film to cross the 60 crore mark in Karnataka and the 75 crore mark in Telugu states.
Jailer has also created history in the international markets, becoming the first Tamil film to cross the $20 million mark in the overseas box office. The film has performed exceptionally well in countries like the USA, UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Australia, and New Zealand. The film also made a splash on the Las Vegas Strip, where a video of its trailer was played to announce its record-breaking collections in the USA.
Jailer’s plot and star cast
Jailer tells the story of Tiger Muthuvel Pandian, a retired police officer who is forced to come out of his peaceful life when a gang of criminals led by Jackie Shroff threatens his family and friends. Rajinikanth plays the dual role of Tiger Muthuvel Pandian and his son Shakthi Pandian, who is an aspiring filmmaker. The film also features Mohanlal in a special appearance as Tiger’s mentor and friend, Tamannaah Bhatia as Shakthi’s love interest, Ramya Krishnan as Tiger’s wife, Yogi Babu as Shakthi’s friend, Vasanth Ravi as Tiger’s brother-in-law, and Shivarajkumar as a police officer.
Jailer’s milestones and achievements
Jailer has received several accolades and appreciation from various celebrities and personalities from different fields. Kamal Haasan congratulated Rajinikanth on his success and praised his performance. Aishwarya Lekshmi, who played a cameo role in the film, expressed her gratitude for being part of such a landmark project. Sunny Deol, whose film Gadar 2 clashed with Jailer at the box office, appreciated Rajinikanth’s humility and wished him all the best. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded Rajinikanth for his contribution to Indian cinema and culture.
Jailer has also achieved several milestones and records in its glorious run at the box office. Some of them are:
- Jailer is the second Kollywood film to cross the 500 crore mark worldwide after 2.0.
- Jailer is the first Tamil film to cross the 20 million dollar mark overseas.
- Jailer is the first Tamil film to cross the 60 crore mark in Karnataka and the 75 crore mark in Telugu states.
- Jailer is the first Tamil film to have its trailer played on the Las Vegas Strip.
- Jailer is the first Tamil film to have its song Hukum become No.1 on Spotify in India.
With such phenomenal numbers and rave reviews, Jailer has proved to be a massive hit for Rajinikanth and his fans. The film is still running strong in theatres across the world and is expected to break more records in the coming days.
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