Sardar is directed by PS Mithran of Irumbu Thirai-fame.
Last Updated: 01.17 AM, Oct 25, 2022
Karthi’s third film of the year, Sardar, following Viruman and Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan-1, was released in theatres on October 21. The PS Mithran-directorial, which clashed with Sivakarthikeyan's Prince at the box office, is, however, the highest-grossing Tamil movie this week.
Sardar reportedly earned Rs 7 crore on Sunday, and made more than Rs 19 crore, on days 1 and 2, for a total of Rs 26 crore. Compared to Prince, Sardar has managed to receive a lot more positive reviews. Even though there have been reports of the movie's collections increasing gradually, the producers have chosen not to disclose the numbers.
In this film, Karthi essays the dual roles of Chandrabose, aka Sardar, an ex-RAW officer, and Vijaya Prakash, a cop.
Karthi said in an interview why he decided to sign Sardar and claimed that Mithran's vision had pleased him. “We don't frequently make spy movies, and even then we can't manage to escape the strong impact of western filmmaking. With our film, we hoped to change that.”
The Paruthiveeran actor added, “Mithran intended to investigate how a local person, someone with comparable life circumstances, would act in a disguised capacity. I was completely enthralled by the spy's reasons and the case he was working on.”
Karthi revealed that a lot of discussions went into designing the look of his old character. “We realised it wasn't only about donning prosthetics. I specified to our makeup artist Pattanam Rasheed sir that I needed to appear believable and old. He diligently sketched every feature on my face for two to three hours each day to achieve the required appearance.”
After 2015's Komban, Karthi and composer GV Prakash Kumar were back again on Sardar. “GV came up with a piece for the theme music that seemed extremely international even before we started filming, and that set a bar for the picture. Sardar is a realistic spy thriller, yet the music heightens its drama. Many of the scenes were filmed with the theme song playing in the background.”
Backed by Prince Pictures, the film also stars Raashi Khanna, Laila, Rajisha Vijayan, and Chunky Panday, among others.
Sardar was released in Telugu and was presented by Annapurna Studios, too.