2022 Diwali does not have a release from top actors like Rajinikanth, Vijay, Ajith and Kamal Haasan, but it is still interesting as this time the box office clash is between two of the most-happening stars of the Tamil film industry – Karthi and Sivakarthikeyan.
On the one hand, you have Karthi, who is having a great year with back-to-back hits. In August, he rolled out Viruman, which despite mixed reviews, ended up as a commercial success retaining the core audience he has developed since his debut Paruthiveeran. He then had the biggest release in his career – Ponniyin Selvan 1, which is continuing its dream run at the box office. His character Vallavarayan Vandhiyathevan ended up being a fan favourite. Even as the film is inching towards the Rs 475 crore mark, Karthi is coming out with Sardar, which will compete with his own film. That pretty much is enough to show what a year Karthi has been having. If Sardar, which is touted to be a ‘full meal’, strikes a chord with the audience, it would be a level-up for Karthi.
Sardar has Karthi in a dual role. Other than Karthi, it stars Rashi Khanna, Rajisha Vijayan, Chunky Panday, and Laila. Speaking to Indian Express, Sadar director PS Mithran said, “Come, have a full meal. We have everything: things you have seen before, things you haven’t seen before, old things in a different dimension. The film has got it all.” Looks like Karthi’s film will be a palatable affair that will entice all.
However, he is competing with the most-bankable star of Kollywood currently – Sivakarthikeyan, who has churned out one of the biggest hits of this year, Don. On top of that, Prince is directed by Anudeep of Jaathi Rathnalu fame, which gives the movie a chance in the Telugu market as well. The only downside Siva has, for now, is the underwhelming trailer of Prince, which has not worked in favor of the film. It has to be seen whether Anudeep’s brand of comedy, which worked well with the Telugu audience, would strike a chord in Tamil Nadu.
As far as the genre goes, Prince is starkly opposite to Sardar. While Karthi is coming out with a high-concept thriller, Sivakarthikeyan’s film is a simple comedy about a Tamil guy falling in love with a Brit woman, who happens to be his colleague in a school. It has Ukranian actress Maria playing the female lead.
All said and done, since it’s Diwali, there’s enough room for two films to co-exist as we are looking at a long holiday week. On top of that, healthy competition is also a good spectacle to watch like a movie.
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala gave a positive feedback to Karthi starrer Sardar, which releasd on Friday. The film is said to revolved around the issue of water mafia with Karthi playing a power-packed role.
#Sardar [3.5/5] :
Kid #RituRocks is good..
Fantastic BGM score by @gvprakash
Dir @Psmithran has done good research and made an enjoyable action entertainer..
A Winner! 👌
The brain of Anudeep must be an exciting place. It is hard to articulate his sense of comedy, and harder to come up with things like how Anbu’s voiceover introduces his father Ulaganathan (Sathyaraj): “Ivar thaan enga appa. Enna vida moothavaru (This is my dad. He is older than me).” READ MORE
Director PS Mithran is being celebrated for his recent offering Sardar. The Tamil film starring Karthi is generating a lot of buzz and acclaim from the audience, especially on social media.
#Sardar _ Stunning movie,very good come back @Psmithran 👍and run of good form continues @Karthi_Offl 👏@gvprakash sema seigai in BGM 💥
Very good concept neatly presented wit rightly mixed mass commercial elements.apt festival 🎎🥮 movie #SardarDeepavali #SardarDiwali
Tamil star Suriya tweeted that he is hearing great things about actor Karthi’s film Sardar, which released on Friday. The actor also mentioned that Sardar is leaving a positive impact on people.
Good content always wins big! Team #Sardar hearing great things @karthi_offl @Psmithran @gvprakash @george_dop @AntonyLRuben @lakku76 @Udhaystalin Super happy to see the positive impact of the film everywhere!! Congratulations!!! pic.twitter.com/jm2kQoW7Uj
Fans of superstar Mohanlal are taking to social media and requesting everyone to not share any spoilers of his recent release Monster.
Humble Request to Everyone 🙏
Dont Share any kind of Spoilers & Theatre clips Which effects the Movie !! @Mohanlal #Monster #MonsterFromToday pic.twitter.com/WcoKyF4Kk3
A fan shared the introduction name of actor Mohanlal in his recent Malayalam offering, Monster. The superstar is introduced as ‘The Complete Actor’, much to the agreement of fans
Title Card🔥🔥#Monster #Mohanlal pic.twitter.com/otz02HRG2B
Mohanlal’s Malayalam offering Sardar has got a thumbs up from fans. Fans are tweeting that the subject of the film is relevant in today’s time.
#Monster : Fights & Music, I loved a Lot and That was the major +ve,@Mohanlal, ആ fight okke👌
Acting wise all were good and was not overated
Totally a good theatrical watch with a subject that needed to be discussed in today❤️
With Sivakarthikeyan’s Prince and Karthi’s Sardar clashing at Telugu box office the same day, fans are sharing their pick on social media
With -ve reviews pouring in for #Prince, it’s quite evident that #Sardar is winning this Diwali comfortably .. #Karthi is slowly becoming the most bankable star in TN 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
As actor Karthi’s recent Tamil release Sardar hits the theatres, several fans who watched the early shows of the film took to social media and praised the actor’s introduction scene in the film. Karthi dons a police uniform in the film and is seen getting off the van in a stylish manner.
@Karthi_Offl na Entry 🥵🔥🔥 #Sardar pic.twitter.com/R4wfkipeAe
Actor Karthi’s Tamil spy thriller Sardar, which released today, is already trending on social media. Fans, who have already watched the film, reveal that the film is based on water mafia
#Sardar #Sardarreview #SardarDeepavali @Karthi_Offl @gvprakash @Psmithran #SardarDeepavali
A good Action spy thriller based on water mafia.
Karthi is 🔥🔥 in sardar role
Good work by @Psmithran n team.
Songs should have been avoided n edited for fast paced screenplay.
Actor Karthi’s film Sardar, which released on Friday is being hailed as Karthi’s best film so far. The actor’s previous two solo films Don and Doctor were also box office successes.
#Sardar Blockbuster Material, 🥳🔥🔥🔥 Sambavam..
One of the Best From @Karthi_Offl anna
Complete Package from @psmithran with Social Message
Vera Mariii Vera Maaariiiiii…. 🔥🔥
Actor Karthi’s recent Tamil offering Sardar is getting positive response from fans for its thrill and Pan-Indian appeal. Early fan reactions are postive.
@Karthi_Offl 🔥🔥🔥 every now and then he comes with a Bang💥💥💥 and does it with ease👏👏
Hats off to ur story selection …. Wish #Sardar was a Pan india movie 🎥
Definitely one of the best spy movies in #IndianCinema #Sardar a MUST WATCH
Actor Karthi took to Twitter to virtually handover his labour of love Sardar to his fans. The actor, who plays the lead role in the film, in a tweet called the film his most ambitious project.
#Sardar releasing worldwide in theatres today! One of my most ambitious films which is an ode to unsung heroes. Need all your love! @Psmithran @lakku76 pic.twitter.com/QIkBbyf5zS
Fans tweeted that the first half of the Sivakarthikeyan-starrer is engaging and has a lot to offer.
Sk😍 vibe tottally…. Engaging 1st Half … @Siva_Kartikeyan anna looks different… Enjoying it … waiting for second half❤️😍 #PrinceDiwali #Prince @RohiniSilverScr pic.twitter.com/yNxF4o5xUW
First reactions to Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Prince are out. As people catch first day, first show, they are tagging it a clean entertainer designed for fans.
‘A clean family entertainer to celebrate this Diwali… Must watch with family’ ❤️🔥
Enjoy our @Siva_Kartikeyan anna’s #Prince in theatres near you 🥳🎊
VC: @behindwoods #PrinceSK #PrinceDiwali 💥 @anudeepfilm @SVCLLP @ShanthiTalkies @SureshProdnspic.twitter.com/FN9W69DRb9
Actor Vijay Deverakonda, who attended the pre-release event of actor Sivakarthikeyan’s bilingual film Prince, said that he started supporting the latter, ever since he saw him get emotional on stage once. Vijay said, “One day, I saw him on a stage breaking into tears. I felt bad looking at that. I could understand his pain and journey. For some reason, I started considering him as a brother since…READ MORE
Actor Sivakarthikeyan, who plays the lead role in director Anudeep KV’s Prince tweeted to fans and hoped that everyone enjoys his Diwali offering.
#Prince is all yours now 👍🙏 Director @anudeepfilm ’s style of humour wil make you happy in this festive season ❤️ Enjoy this light hearted, simple yet fun film in cinemas with ur friends and family 👍😊#PrinceFromToday 👍#PrinceDiwali 💥 pic.twitter.com/mriJdjDx3r
Tamil actor Arya tweeted best wishes for director ‘brother’ Anudeep KV as Prince released.
Wishing @Siva_Kartikeyan brother Director @anudeepfilm and #Prince team a great success 🤗🤗🔥🔥💪@MusicThaman #PrinceFromToday pic.twitter.com/FVVMAyoS7L
Here’s the Kerala theatre list. #Padavettu, in theatres from tomorrow #PadavettuFromOct21💥
Book your tickets now on @bookmyshow.
Link 🔽https://t.co/[email protected] @AditiBalan #lijukrishna @saregamaglobal @YoodleeFilms pic.twitter.com/mgFJnfjFmp
Liju Krishna directorial Padavettu stars Nivin Pauly, Aditi Balan, Manju Warrier, Shammi Thilakan, Shine Tom Chacko, Indrans and Vijayaraghavan.
#Prince – Promotion on town buses. Old yet gold. Well done team ! pic.twitter.com/PVfnvoTdyv
The movie Prince stars Sivakarthikeyan and Maria Ryaboshapka in lead roles.
In Mollywood too, we have a Sardar. While Karthi seems to be just carrying the name, Mohanlal is embodying the meaning in his upcoming crime thriller, Monster. The film has brought together the blockbuster Pulimurugan combo – Mohanlal and director Vysakh. It also has Pulimurugan writer, Udaykrishnan, as part of the crew. The decent trailer promises a typical murder mystery. With no big competition at the box office, it might turn out to be a piece of cake for Mohanlal this Diwali.