Overall, regional cinema conversations clinched 6 of the Top 10 hashtags this year, with Sarkar topping the list, closely followed by Viswasam and Bharat Ane Nenu. The fourth, fifth and sixth films to top trends were Aravindha Sametha, Rangasthalam and Kaala respectively.
Thalapathy Vijay's Sarkar also topped the 2018 Most Influencial Moments on Twitter. In Tamil Nadu, Sarkar holds the all-time day one record by grossing nearly 30 crores. Sources add that Rajinikanth's 2.0 also falls short to Vijay's previous film, Mersal day-one collection in Tamil Nadu. With a political vein pulsating through the film, Sarkar was embroiled in controversy as well. The ruling government of TN protested against certain scenes featured in the film, filed court cases against Vijay and even protested outside the threatres.
This paved the way for more conversations about the film in the Twitterverse. Twitteratis expressed their views and opinions about the film and it's political outlook. Not only that, Vijay's Sarkar generated more buzz than much-awaited Bollywood releases such as Padmaavat, Sanju, Thugs of Hindostan, Race 3 and more!
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