After ten years, superstar Upendra has returned to direction with the film Super. This long wait has created lot of curiosity among Kannada film-goers and made the film sell its distribution, music and satellite rights at a very high price. It is reported that Rockline Venkatesh, the producer of Super, has earned more than Rs. 10 crores before the release of the film.
According to sources, Uppi's latest movie Super has earned nearly Rs. 7 crores from its distribution rights. If sources are to believe, the distribution rights of the film for Bangalore, Chikkaballapur, Kolar and Tumkur districts have been bought by PVL Distribution Group for a whopping amount of Rs. 4.50 crores. The distribution rights for Mysore area have been acquired by Naveen Manu Gangadhar for Rs. 1.30 crores. The rights of Chitradurga, Bellary and Davanagere districts are said to have fetched Rs. 81 lakhs, while the rights of Hubli and Hyderabad Karnataka areas have also been sold at a record price.
Besides this, the film Super is said to have raked in another Rs. 4-5 crores from music and satellite rights of the movie. Sources claim that the satellite rights of Super have been sold to more than Rs. 2 crores. The music rights of the film have been also sold for a whopping amount of Rs. 2 crores. It is reported that producer Rockline Venkatesh has already recovered his investment on the movie and earned a profit of Rs. 2 crores.
Moreover, Super has been made in Tamil and Telugu. The producer has planned to release the Tamil and Telugu version of the film two weeks after the release of Kannada version. Sources say that the producers thinks that the prices of the distribution rights of Telugu and Tamil versions might go up based on the response for the Kannada version. Sources also claim that Rockline is expecting a profit of at least Rs. 5 crores from both Tamil and Telugu versions.
However, Super has been the most expected movie of the year after Puneet Rajkumar's Jackie. The movie boast the cast of popular Tamil actress Nayantara and Bollywood actress Tulip Joshi. Besides this, the film has hit composer V Harikrishna's music, talented cameraman Ashok Kashyap's cinematography and Uppi's story, screenplay and dialogues. More than all these things, Upendra has taken the responsibility of directing the film after ten years. His fans are eagerly waiting to see the film.
But now, the question is whether the movie would reach the expectations of the audience and be successful in getting back the money of investors.