While the theatrical rights of the Pa Ranjith directorial Kabali has been bought for an impressive 6 Crore rupees by a leading distributor in Kerala, Vijay's Theri has fetched 6.5 Crore rupees in the God's own country.
Interestingly, both Kabali and Theri has been bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu and according to sources close to the well-known producer, Thanu is quite happy with the pre-release businesses of both the films in Kerala.
Both Rajinikanth and Vijay have tremendous market in Kerala and hence, it will be fascinating to see which movie does better in the neighbouring state.
While Theri will hit the big screen on April 14th, Kabali may release during the month of May.
Meanwhile, Kabali will be dubbed in Malay, according to a report. Since Rajinikanth's popularity has grown immensely over the last few years in Malaysia, Kabali will now become the first Tamil movie to be dubbed in Malay.