Rajinikanth's Jailer fails to overtake Thalapathy Vijay's Leo pre-release collection in Kerala

    Jailer will be hitting the big screen this August.



    Rajikanth's upcoming movie Jailer's Kerala distribution rights were sold recently for 9 crores failing to beat the whopping 16 crores record set by Vijay's upcoming movie Leo.

    The 16 crore in pre-release business from Kerala makes Leo the highest amount paid for a Tamil movie for distribution rights in the state, a major factor that played a role in this is the huge fan base the actor enjoys in Kerala.

    Currently, director Lokesh Kanagaraj and the Leo team are prepping for the climax shoot of the movie which will be an all-out fight between Vijay and Arjun Sarja.

    The first look poster and a small teaser for the upcoming movie are expected to drop on Vijay's birthday on June 22.

    Arjun Sarja recently joined the movie's cast for an undisclosed role and it looks like he will be playing the main villain of the film.

    The movie will be the third installment in the LCU following 2019's Kaithi which starred Karthi and 2022s Vikram which starred Kamal Haasan in the lead.

    The franchise has grossed around 530 crores at the box office. Leo also marks the second collaboration between Lokesh and Vijay after 2021's Master.

    Leo will hit theaters worldwide on 20 October 2023.

    As for Jailer, The movie will be the first time Rajinikanth will be working with director Nelson, The director's last movie was Beast which starred Vijay in the lead role.

    The music for the movie is composed by Anirudh, making it his third collaboration with Rajinikanth, after Petta and Darbar.

    In Jailer Rajinikanth plays the role of a Muthuvel Pandian the warden of the notorious prison. However, the plot of the movie remains under wraps.

    But there is a rumor floating around that in the movie warden Muthuvel Pandian will have to protect his prison after a group of armed thugs breaks in to rescue their captured leader.

    The movie has an ensemble cast that includes Shiva Rajkumar, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu, and Vinayakan.

    Jailer will be dubbed in all major Indian languages and is expected to hit theaters worldwide on August 10.