The US theatrical rights of Vijay starrer Thuppakki has been sold for a
good price. ATMUS Entertainment, which had recently distributed
Ajith Kumar's Billa 2 and Surya's Maattrraan, has
bagged the rights.
Reports say that many others, including FICUS and GK Media, were
in the race but it was ATMUS Entertainment which had the last
laugh. FICUS has paid a whopping amount for the rights and it is
said to be the highest-ever paid price for a Vijay film.
The actor's star value and the director's success rate has
fetched the undisclosed huge price for the distribution rights.
However, the exact price paid for the rights has not been
Thuppakki will hit the screens worldwide on November 9.
In Tamil Nadu, the film is expected to release in 450 screens. It
is an action-thriller directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by
Kalaipuli S Dhanu.
Thuppakki features Vijay, Kajal
Aggarwal and Vidyut Jamwal in the leads. The movie is set in
Mumbai, and Ilayathalapathy plays the role of a cop.