Rajinikanth's Darbar to have its first TV premiere on April 14 | Sun TV
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:46 AM
Superstar Rajinikanth's Darbar which released earlier this year for the festive occasion of Pongal, got mixed reviews from the critics and general audience. However, Rajini's fans liked the film for the Thalaivar moments it had. The latest good news is that this A.R.Murugadoss directorial is all set to have its first ever television premiere on Sun TV, coming April 14 at 6.30 PM, for the special occasion of Tamil New Year. It also marks the 27th year anniversary of Sun TV. Hearing upon this news, the fans are excited to catch the film on the small screen.
The household audience and people who couldn't watch the film until now can sit back and enjoy it on television on April 14. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, Darbar has music scored by Anirudh Ravichander and cinematography by Santosh Sivan. The film features Nivetha Thomas as Rajinikanth's daughter and the duo's relationship is one of the major highlights of the film.
Similarly, the Telugu dubbed version of the film will have its premiere on April 10 at 6.30 PM in Gemini TV. The Hindi version will have its telecast on Star Gold TV channel today (April 5) at 12 Noon. The Malayalam and Kannada dubbed versions are also expected to be premiered very soon on Surya TV and Udaya TV respectively.
. World Television Premiere of #Darbar in 5 Indian languages:
Hindi: @StarGoldIndia on 5th April at 12 PM
Telugu: @GeminiTV on 10th April at 6.30 PM
Tamil: @SunTV on 14th April at 6.30 PM
Malayalam: @SuryaTV coming soon...
Kannada: @UdayaTV coming soon...#Thalaivar 🔥🤘 pic.twitter.com/H23wCjaVNK— RIAZ K AHMED (@RIAZtheboss) April 4, 2020
Rajinikanth's Darbar - Kannula Thimiru Song Lyric Video released | Anirudh
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 07:54 PM
Superstar Rajinikanth’s Darbar released this year for the festive occasion of Pongal and it managed to impress the mainstream commercial audience. The film was directed by A.R.Murugadoss and had Nayanthara playing the female lead. Darbar’s music was scored by Anirudh Ravichander who delivered a chartbuster album that had a variety of songs. One such song was ‘Kannula Thimiru’, which unfortunately, didn’t find a place in the album of Darbar. The audience had to listen to the song officially only in the theatres, along with the visuals.
The video of ‘Kannula Thimiru’ song was one of the major highlights of Darbar and it made the fans go crazy. Superstar’s charismatic screen presence, along with the iconic ‘Annamalai’ BGM elevated the overall mood of the scene and it was nothing short of a celebration in the theatres. The makers have now, for the first time, released the song’s lyric video on YouTube and it has surprised the fans. However, only half of the song has been released, as the rest of the portion includes the Annamalai BGM track and it will result in copyright related problems.
‘Kannula Thimiru’ has been crooned by three transgenders, Chandramukhi Muvvala, Priya Murthy Chadalawala, Rachana Mudraboyina, and it has been penned by lyricist Vivek. The song has been released on the official YouTube channel of Divo. Check out the ‘Kannula Thimiru’ official lyric video from Rajinikanth’s Darbar here (below the images):
Much Awaited Kannula Thimiru Video From Rajinikanth's Darbar Is Out!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 06:13 PM
After the massive success of Petta, Superstar Rajinikanth teamed up with ace director AR Murugadoss for the cop action thriller film titled Darbar which was produced by Subaskaran under the big banner of Lyca Productions. The star cast of Darbar featured Lady Superstar Nayanthara, Sunil Shetty, Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiya, Sriman, Prateik Babbar and others in important roles. Cinematography and editing are handled by Santhosh Sivan and Sreekar Prasad respectively. With huge expectation, Darbar hit the theatres on January 9th, 2020 on the special occasion of Pongal and the movie opened to positive reviews from fans and was declared a hit at the box-office.
Darbar had a decent run at the theatres and the movie moved on to one of the leading OTT platforms, Amazon Prime and was made live on February 23rd. As part of their promotions, Amazon Prime has released a small promo of the song Kannula Thimiru from the film. The unreleased song features during a fight sequence which was a perfect fan moment in the movie. Check out the promo of Kannula Thimiru below,
Kannula Thimiru - Darbar Promo!
BOSS FOR A REASON 😎 darbar is live da, go watch! pic.twitter.com/nspA3zgUPe— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) February 23, 2020
Superstar Rajinikanth's Darbar loss controversy: Chennai High Court condemns AR Murugadoss!
By MKV | Galatta | 06:09 PM
One of the biggest releases of Kollywood to hit the screens this year is Superstar Rajinikanth's Darbar. This AR Murugadoss directorial, which was bankrolled by Subaskaran Allirajah under the Lyca Productions banner, hit the screens for this year's Pongal, on January 9th! The movie is still running in some screens but the word is that it did not perform as well as expected, at the Box Office. Distributors of Darbar in many regions, alleged that they had lost heavily on this movie and tried meeting with Superstar and director AR Murugadoss, to seek compensation.
However, the distributors were not able to meet Rajini but they met AR Murugadoss. This issue spiralled into a full-blown controversy when the distributors began demanding that they be compensated but were restrained by the Police and nobody from the Darbar team responded to their requests. AR Murugadoss had even approached the Chennai High Court, seeking protection for himself from any harm befalling him. However, despite the Case still being in Court, it looks like he has withdrawn his request for Police protection. On this note, the Chennai High Court has condemned the Darbar director.
Reports state that the Court has questioned Murugadoss on whether he thinks the Court should work according to his whims and fancies, dancing to his tunes. Following AR Murugadoss withdrawing his request for protection, the Chennai High Court has dismissed his petition, overall. It is still not clear if the Darbar distributors have settled their issues with the producers, Rajinikanth and AR Murugadoss. Stay tuned to Galatta.com for all the latest updates on this issue!
Superstar Rajinikanth's Darbar OST | Anirudh Ravichander | A.R.Murugadoss
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:39 PM
Superstar Rajinikanth’s Darbar released earlier this year during the festive season of Pongal. Rajinikanth’s charismatic screen presence and charming energy made the fans love the film, while the father - daughter sentiment struck a chord with the family audiences. Nivetha Thomas was seen as Rajinikanth’s daughter in the film and the duo’s chemistry worked in the favour of the film. The makers have now released the Original Sound Track (OST) of the film on Gaana audio streaming platform. OST is the compilation of all the background music tracks that we got to hear in the film.
Darbar’s background music by Anirudh Ravichander was one of the major positives of the film and it elevated the mood and energy of many scenes. The OST has now been released online and the fans have been delightfully listening to it. The YouTube version of the OST is yet to be released and a section of fans were seemed to be disappointed with that. Let us hope that we get to see the YouTube version within the next few days.
Produced by Lyca and directed by A.R.Murugadoss, Darbar has cinematography by ace lensman Santosh Sivan. The film’s star cast also includes Suniel Shetty, Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Prateik Babbar, Sriman, and others. For now, check out the OST of Darbar through the link below:
Idhu Thalaivarin @rajinikanth #DarbarBGM 🥁🥁🥁 Enjoy 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻
Thanks to all the wonderful musicians who made this possible and our team :)
Thank you @ARMurugadoss sir and @LycaProductions 🥳 @gaana @divomovies https://t.co/VyNUOJi1Q4— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) February 1, 2020
Nivetha Thomas' emotional post on Darbar - picture goes viral on social media
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 03:21 PM
Nivetha Thomas is one of the happening stars in K-town right now, especially after her impactful and beautiful performance as Valli in Rajinikanth’s Darbar, directed by A.R.Murugadoss. Nivetha played the character of Rajinikanth’s daughter in the film and the duo’s relationship was the core emotion of the film and it struck a chord with the audience. On that note, Nivetha has now shared a note on her social media space and in this note, she has shared the experience of working in Darbar and how it made her realize the conviction and hard work of the team.
She shared a picture of her look in the ‘Dumm Dumm’ video song in Darbar in which she appears for two to three seconds. Despite being a one small shot, the work that went behind it is said to be immense and Nivetha was all praise for her Darbar team. She also requested the fans and the audience not to write off any film simply because there is a lot of hard work and focus that goes into making one film.
This social media post and the picture has gone viral on social media. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, Darbar features Suniel Shetty as the antagonist, Yogi Babu as the comedian, and Nayanthara as the female lead. With music by rockstar Anirudh Ravichander, the film is holding a steady performance at the box office. Check out Nivetha Thomas’ post below:
A shot lasting 2 seconds in the film took 2 flights, hours of prep, a day’s shoot and a night’s stay to work :) Film making is a tedious and disciplined process. It follows a method, involves people, equipment, management, planning and immense effort. Spend a day on set to understand what it means when technicians and actors from the industry say, “The team has put in a lot of hard work!” Though it’s easy to say ‘cliche’ when you hear stuff often, take a moment to think more about why they say it. Enjoy a film for the experience! Bitter, sweet, fun, fantasy, painful, revengeful, (I’m still figuring out what ‘commercial films’ mean), just go be one with the film you see! :) Be kinder, be nicer :) Every word that comes from your mouth spreads and it definitely, matters. This particular setup was from #Darbar :)
Chumma Kizhi video song | Darbar | Rajinikanth | Nivetha Thomas | Anirudh
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:05 PM
‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s latest film, Darbar, released on January 9 as a grand Pongal treat has turned out to be yet another blockbuster for the veteran actor and this time under AR Murugadoss's direction. Produced by Lyca Productions, the mass action cop entertainer includes music by Anirudh Ravichander, who has yet again delivered chart-busters after last year's Petta. With the film carrying forward with its strong momentum in its second week, the much-awaited 'Chumma Kizhi' video song from Darbar has now been officially released on YouTube.
Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Anirudh Ravichander with lyrics penned by Vivek, 'Chumma Kizhi' has turned out to be a huge hit among Rajinikanth's hardcore fans, who have been showering laurels on the iconic actor for his energy in his dance, which many have gone on to state hasn't been witnessed in quite sometime.
Darbar has Rajinikanth playing the role of a top-ranking police official and is donning the khakhi after the 1992 film, Pandiyan. The film also stars Nivetha Thomas as Rajinikanth's daughter followed by Nayanthara as the female lead, Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty as the antagonist and Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiya, Sriman, Prateik Babbar, Jatin Sarna, Nawab Shah, Dalip Tahil among others in supporting roles.
Watch Rajinikanth's dance in the 'Chumma Kizhi' video song from Darbar below:
Raghava Lawrence's fanboy statement on Rajinikanth's Darbar box office success!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 02:29 PM
Dance choreographer, actor and director Raghava Lawrence is an ardent fan of Superstar Rajinikanth and the people of Tamil Nadu need no introduction about it. The multi talented artist has always been in support of Rajinikanth and he has expressed his love for the legend in various stages and events. His speech at the Darbar audio launch was a trending topic during the time of the event. Following that, Lawrence has now shared a note, as a fanboy, expressing his happiness and delight on the super hit success of Rajinikanth’s Darbar.
In his tweet, he brought the references of the recent Whatsapp leak controversy and added that these negative forces couldn’t stop the film’s performance at the box office. Lawrence ended the note with an interesting punch, “Yelaya Kaila Maraikalam, but Malaiya maraika mudiyadhu. Malai da, Annamalai! Andha Andavane nambo pakkam (It is possible to hide a leaf with your hands but not a mountain! He's a mountain! God himself is on our side!)”.
Darbar which hit the screens last week opened to mixed reviews from the critics, but got a thumbs up from Rajini fans and the family audience. Directed by A.R.Murugadoss and produced by Lyca, Darbar had music by Anirudh Ravichander and featured Nayanthara and Nivetha Thomas as the female leads. Check out Raghava Lawrence’s tweet below:
Rajinikanth's Darbar first five days Chennai city box office collection revealed - check out
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 01:18 PM
Rajinikanth’s Darbar is doing good business at the box office and the film has earned the support of the family audience. The film impressed hardcore Rajini fans and the general audience, while a section of critics had a mixed opinion. Directed by A.R.Murugadoss, this film features Rajinikanth as a cop who fights against a drug mafia, played by Suniel Shetty. The film collected an approximate of Rs 7.28 crores in its opening weekend (first four days, Jan 9 - Jan 12) at the Chennai City box office and we had also updated about it.
Following that, the five day collection of the film has now been revealed. According to reports surfacing online, it is being said that this film has made an approximate gross of Rs. 86 lakhs on its fifth day, making the overall collection a grand total of Rs 8. 14 crores, in five days (Jan 9 - Jan 13), from release. Earning a collection of more than 8 crores in just five days is no mean task and it definitely shows the star power of Superstar Rajinikanth. This collection pertains only to the Chennai city region that consists of around 25 theatres.
With the Pongal festival weekend approaching, the film is expected to go with full occupancy in all the theatres and we can also expect more family audiences coming in. Lyca Productions had recently revealed that the film has collected 150 crores at the worldwide box office in its first four days. With music by Anirudh Ravichander, Darbar features Nayanthara as the female lead and Nivetha Thomas in a very important and a note-worthy role.
Lyca Productions officially announces Darbar box office collections!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:59 PM
‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s latest film, Darbar, released in theatres worldwide on January 9 as a grand Pongal treat had taken a stunning opening with the huge turnout carried forward into its second week now. Directed by AR Murugadoss under the Lyca Productions banner, the action cop action drama includes smash hit music composed by Anirudh Ravichander, who has delivered foot-tapping tunes yet again after last year's blockbuster, Petta. That said, Lyca Productions has now officially revealed on their social networking pages that Darbar has made 150 crores in worldwide box office collections till last weekend (January 9-12). Rajinikanth has once again proven age is just a number as he continues to charm fans and sweep them off their feet with his flamboyant charisma in his latest action fiesta. Check out Lyca's announcement poster below:
Darbar is incidentally ‘Thalaivar’ Rajinikanth's first time in 28 years he has donned the khakhi costume after he was last seen playing the role of a police officer in the 1992 film, Pandiyan. Apart from the 'Superstar', the veteran iconic actor's chemistry with actress Nivetha Thomas, who plays his daughter in the film, has turned out to be one of the biggest USPs of Darbar, with many praising their on-screen chemistry.
The film also has Nayanthara making her fourth appearance in a Rajinikanth film after previous ventures namely Chandramukhi, Kuselan and Sivaji. Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has made a comeback to Tamil cinema in Darbar after the 2001 film, 12B, with Prateik Babbar and Yogi Babu in supporting roles alongside many others.