The highly anticipated film is directed by filmmaker Venky Alturi of Tholi Prema, Mr. Majnu, and Rang De, fame. It is presented by Srikara Studios.
Vaathi/SIR Star Cast
Produced by Sithara Entertainments of Suryadevara Naga Vamsi in association with Sai Soujanya’s Fortune Four Cinemas, the film stars megastar Dhanush in the lead roles as Balamurugan (in Tamil version) and Bala Gangadhar Tilak (in Telugu version).
The actor is in fine form with giving back-to-back hits in the form of Thiruchitrambalam, Naane Varuvean, and now Vaathi/Sir.
The film stars popular South Indian actress Samyuktha Menon as the female lead. It also has P. Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani, Shrutika, Samuthirakani, Thotapalli Madhu, Narra Srinivas, Pammi Sai, Hyder Aadhi, Nadukalam Naren, Ilavarasu, Motta Rajendran, Hareesh Peradi and Praveen in crucial roles.
Vaathi/SIR OTT Release Date
The Venky Atluri directorial was earlier scheduled to be released on the 2nd of December 2022 but was postponed. Vaathi/Sir was released on 17 Feb 2023 in cinemas worldwide.
Netflix is the digital partner of the movie. Now, the platform has confirmed the OTT release date of the movie. Vaathi is arriving on Netflix on 17th March 2023.
Vaathi/Sir Box Office Collection
It was released in over 1200 theatres worldwide on Feb 17 and collected a solid Rs 9.7 Cr nett on the first day. The film had over 33 crores first weekend and achieved superhit status within 10 days run.
Dhanush’s film is faring very well in both the version, Tamil and Telugu. Check out the day-wise earnings of the movie:
|Days||India Net Collection||India Gross Collection|
|Day 1||Rs 9.7 Cr||Rs 11.4 Cr|
|Day 2||Rs 11.6 Cr||Rs 13.7 Cr|
|Day 3||Rs 12.05 Cr||Rs 14.2 Cr|
|Day 4||Rs 3.9 Cr||Rs 4.55 Cr|
|Day 5||Rs 3.45 Cr||Rs 4.05 Cr|
|Day 6||Rs 2.75 Cr||Rs 3.25 Cr|
|Day 7||Rs 2.6 Cr||Rs 3.05 Cr|
|Week 1||Rs 46.05 Cr||Rs 54.2 Cr|
|Day 8||Rs 2.45 Cr||Rs 2.9 Cr|
|Day 9||Rs 3.7 Cr||Rs 4.35 Cr|
|Day 10||Rs 4.6 Cr||Rs 5.45 Cr|
|Day 11||Rs 1.95 Cr||–|
|Day 12||Rs 1.7 Cr||–|
|Day 13||Rs 1.55 Cr||–|
|Day 14||Rs 1.4 Cr||–|
|Week 2||Rs 17.35 Cr||–|
|Week 3||Rs 8.7 Cr||–|
|Total||Rs 72.65 Cr||Rs 110.15 Cr|
WW Gross (India + Overseas): Rs 110.15 Cr
India Gross Collection: Rs 86 Cr
Overseas Gross Collection: Rs 24.15 Cr
Budget: est. Rs 25 Cr
The film was recently certified U by the censor board with an approved runtime of 2hr 20min (140 minutes).
The makers of the film dropped a one-minute-long teaser on July 28, 2022, and it has already set the right tone by promising a socially oriented film that will be a hard-hitting one.
The teaser stars Dhanush as a junior teacher, who goes against an education mafia that makes a business out of education. The description of the teaser reads, “Education is more than about books, marks, and results”.
The teaser promised a social drama that shines a light on very concerning issues that are affecting our education system and Dhanush’s character is the medium to do so. It tells us how education should be provided to all, whether they are rich or poor person.
Vaathi/Sir Trailer Out
The trailer of the movie was released on Feb 8 (Wed) at 6:30 pm on SM platforms. The trailer has Dhanush essaying the role of a college teacher, Balamurugan taking on the education mafia. The trailer promises to be a powerful period action drama with a socially relevant message.
Check out the trailer below:
Vaathi/SIR Technical Crew
The ambitious project has some very talented craftsmen working for it, which includes GV Prakash Kumar for composing the film’s music, Dinesh Krishnan for cinematographic work, and National Award-winning editor Navin Nooli for handling editing work. Avinash Kolla is taking care of production design in the film.
A. Dhanush’s latest release is ‘Vaathi/Sir’, which is a bilingual (Tamil and Telugu) film.
A. Vaathi/Sir was released on 17 Feb 2023 worldwide.
A. Samyuktha Menon played the female lead actress role in the film.
A. The film has a runtime of 2hr 20min or 140 minutes.