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 film.
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 Kannada movie.
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.