Last week, actor Vijay’s Bigil saw a re-release in France and Germany as part of the actor’s birthday celebrations. While Germany had screenings only on June 21 at Cinemaxx Krefeld and Offenbach, France saw the film screening at Gaumont Saint-Denis for a period of nine days from June 22 to 30.
Today, the actor’s films Mersal (2017) and Sarkar (2018) have also been re-released at the TSR Cinemax in Malaysia with one show per film, per day. Several other cinemas are also screening the actor’s Bigil.
Few Tamil films get a re-release at TSR Cinemax in #Malaysia from today. #ThalapathyVijay‘s Industry Hit #Mersal and #Sarkar, are re-releasing. Both films will run until July 8.#Bigil was re-released in France and Germany earlier.#Master @actorvijay pic.twitter.com/CBuAbSWsxr
— GVP_OVMI Kerala (@OtfcPalakkad) July 1, 2020
— ThaLaPaThYaN (@tamizhanlogesh) July 1, 2020
Featuring Vijay in a triple role with Nithya Menen, Samantha Akkineni, and Kajal Aggarwal as female leads, Mersal was helmed by Atlee marking his second outing with Vijay after Theri. Produced by Thenandal Studios Limited, the film was 2017’s Diwali release and garnered over INR 260 crores.
The action-thriller dealt with a magician ‘Vetri’ and doctor ‘Maaran’, the sons of ‘Vetrimaaran’ who take revenge on a doctor for a past feud involving their family and hometown. It also featured Sathyaraj, SJ Suryah, Vadivelu, Yogi Babu, and others in supporting roles.
Directed by AR Murugadoss, who collaborated with the actor for the third time in six years, Sarkar has been produced by Kalanithi Maran under his banner Sun Pictures. Keerthy Suresh is paired opposite the actor in the film. It dealt with the practice of illegal voting and questioned the government’s ways.
Apart from the leads, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu, Radha Ravi, Pazha Karuppiah, and Livingston essayed prominent roles. AR Rahman composed music, Girish Gangadharan handled cinematography, Sreekar Prasad worked on the edit with T Santhanam on art. Ram-Laxman handled stunts and, Brinda, Shobi, and Sridhar masters handled dance.
Bigil is helmed by director Atlee and is bankrolled by Kalpathi S Aghoram, Kalpathi S Ganesh, and Kalpathi S Suresh under their AGS Entertainment banner. The film marks the third association of Vijay and Atlee after Theri and Mersal. Vijay and Nayanthara were seen together again in Bigil after their 2009 drama-thriller Villu.
Bigil dealt with Michael, an aspiring footballer who turns coach for an obscure girls’ football team after his dreams go in vain owing to the death of his father, Rayappan, a don.
The film’s cast includes Yogi Babu, Vivek, Kathir, Jackie Shroff, Manobala, Daniel Balaji, Anand Raj, Devadarshini, LM Vijayan, Indhuja Ravichandran, Amritha Aiyer, Rebba Monica John, Varsha Bollama and RJ Ananthi. GK Vishnu has handled cinematography, AR Rahman has composed music, T Muthuraj has worked on the art and Anthony L Ruben has taken on editing.
It is noteworthy that Ajith’s Viswasam has also re-released in France and Malaysia today.
Films like Dulquer Salmaan’s Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, Tovino Thomas’s Forensic, Fahad Faasil’s Trance also saw re-releases in the theatres of Dubai when they opened up for audiences in May. Bollywood films like Ranveer Singh‘s Simmba and Ajay Devgn‘s Golmaal Again have also been re-released in Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand. Gippy Grewal’s Punjabi film Ardaas Karaan also saw a re-release on June 25 in New Zealand.