Despite 100s of Kannada films failing to attract television
channels, A-list stars' films have continued to create competition
among popular TV channels for satellite rights of their films.
Thanks to Kannadigas, who have continued to watch the top actors'
movies on-screen, as it is fetching huge money for producers.
Well, Shivaraj Kumar's last year movie
Shiva had created a lot of noise before the release and
that had made a popular television channel to reportedly pay Rs 2.5
crore for the TV rights. Now, his latest film Kaddipudi
directed by Suri has broken its record and has become a
highest-ever fetching film for a producer of the Shivanna
If the buzz has to be believed, the satellite rights has been
acquired by a television channel for Rs 2.9 crore. The star value
of the actor and the success rate of Suri made the channel to quote
the heavy price. Sources add that the channel is confident of
recovering the price considering the hype around the forthcoming
Kaddipudi produced by M Chandru, has V Harikrishna's
music, S Krishna Kumar's cinematography, Ravi Varma's stunt, Deepu
S Kumar's editing, and the lyrics are penned by Yogaraj Bhat and
Jayantha Kaikini. It is an action film, which also features
Radhika Pandit in the female lead role,
Rangayana Raghu, Sharath Lohitashwa, Avinash and others in the
supporting cast. Aindrita Ray has done an item number.