Fans Throng Cinema Halls as Vijay-Starrer Master Releases Today

The film stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles.

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Indian Cinema
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People queue up outside a cinema hall in Chennai to catch the First Day First Show of Vijay's Master.
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Master, one of the most awaited films from the South, has hit theatres on Wednesday, 13 January. This is the first big release since cinema halls have re-opened after being shut for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of Vijay fans thronged to the cinema halls to buy tickets for the first show. Since 3 am on Wednesday, the frenzy could be felt on the streets of Chennai. From bursting crackers to dancing outside theatres, fans left no stone unturned to express their excitement.

The Quint hit the streets ahead of Master's First Day First Show. What startled us was that people seemed to have forgotten about the raging pandemic. Huge posters of the actors, including Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi were put up outside the cinema hall.

Take a look at some of the videos:

Despite the state government advising people to follow the social distancing norms, everything went for a toss on Wednesday as Master fever gripped the city.

A number of die-hard Vijay fans wore 'Vaathi coming' t-shirts to show their support for the film.

Fans of Vijay wear 'Vaathi coming' t-shirts.
Fans of Vijay wear 'Vaathi coming' t-shirts.
(Photo: Smitha TK)
A resident of Chennai gets ready to watch Master.
A resident of Chennai gets ready to watch Master.
(Photo: Smitha TK)
Another Vijay fan.
Another Vijay fan.
(Photo: Smitha TK)

Music director Anirudh Ravichander was seen waving to the fans after watching the first show at Chennai's Rohini Screens.

Anirudh Ravichander after watching Master.
Anirudh Ravichander after watching Master.
The music director waves to fans.
The music director waves to fans.

The crime thriller, directed by Lokesh Kanakaraj, features Vijay as a professor with Vijay Sethupati as the antagonist. It also stars Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah, Ramya Subramanian, Arjun Das, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Nassar, Dheena, Sanjeev, Srinath, Sriman and Sunil Reddy.

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