Abhirami Ramanathan, one of the popular producers cum distributors (also a frontline exhibitor) has got the Chennai city rights of the Vikram-Shreya starrer Kandasamy, for a whopping Rs 4.01 crore!
Directed by Susiganesan the film has been produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu.
According to the box office sources, it is the biggest ever deal done for city rights in the last one year.
In 2007 June Abirami Ramanathan had purchased the city rights of superstar Rajinikanth's Sivaji, for a record Rs 6.7 crore and created a new benchmark in Tamil film distribution rights. Also for the first time Ramanathan screened the film in more than 18 screens in the City alone and got back his money with in 50 days as planned earlier.
Abirami Ramanathan says, "I think Kandasamy is going to be the biggest entertainment of the year and definitely the biggest summer treat. It is a good buy and I'm very confident about this film."
The film is likely to release in April last week or May first week, depending on the parliament elections which are due in April.