The film was released 13th January, 2021, a day before Pongal, in India,Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and it’s an Indian Tamil-language action-thriller movie.
Despite the restriction on 50% capacity in theatres due to the Covid-19 protocols, the film saw audiences return in mass to Indian cinemas.
The film was also released in a few international territories like Singapore, the U.A.E., Australia and New Zealand. The film is expected to make a high global return on investment being so far the highest-grossing film of 2021 and the first Indian film to achieve this feat.
Vijay, who made a statement on the film, said: “In the film, I am essaying the character of an alcoholic college professor named John Durairaj, who is transferred to a juvenile school, that’s where he meets his arch nemesis – Bhavani, played by Vijay Sethupathi, who has been using the children of the school for his own personal profit.
“I am certain that the interesting duel between John and Bhavani will take the audiences on a roller-coaster ride of action, and drama.”
The film, written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj alongside Vijay Chandrasekhar and Vijay Sethupathi, features other stars like Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj and Arjun Das.
The film is produced by Xavier Britto’s XB Film Creators with soundtrack by Anirudh Ravichander, while cinematography and editing are performed by Sathyan Sooryan and Philomin Raj respectively.
Kanagaraj explained: “ ‘Master’ film has brought two very strong actors face to face. That serves as great entertainment hook for people to come and watch the film in theatres.”
“However, with the film’s global digital release on Amazon Prime Video, we are hoping to reach a wider audience that’s been at home, and to reach regions that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. It is extremely fulfilling as a filmmaker to have the film’s global digital release on Amazon Prime Video,”– added Kanagaraj.
The director and head of content at Amazon Prime Video, India section, Vijay Subramaniam, said: “ ‘Master’ is one of the most anticipated Tamil movies of the year and we are glad to have the opportunity to bring the movie to Prime members in India and across 240 countries and territories this month. With this digital premiere we are happy to provide customers with the choice of enjoying the latest Tamil blockbuster movie from the safety and comfort of their homes, not just in India but across the globe.”
Master, a movie which stars Vijay and co-star by Vijay Sethupathi, popularly known as “Makkal Selvan” with a massive fan base and numerous awards will be a great entertainment.
Vijay Chandrasekhar, popularly known as “Thalapathy” (commander), is a hit machine for producers. His last three films, “Bigil,” (2019) “Sarkar” (2018) and “Mersal” (2017) have each grossed more than $35 million.