Perhaps the most unexpected hit of 2014 was Srimurali and Haripriya starrer Ugramm. The movie was a blockbuster hit and raked in moolah at the box office. Ugramm also managed to get a great amount in satellite rights. There were reports suggesting that the movie's remake rights have been sold at a steep price.
The movie was screened to several Tollywood superstars including Allu Arjun and Prabhas. The producers also have screened the movie to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Several producers have lined up to purchase the rights for remake in the other regional languages.
But the new development is that, the movie's remake right is not for sale. Instead the movie will be remade into Tamil and Telugu by the director Prashant Neel himself. Previously there were news that the movie's remake rights has been purchased for a record price. However, they have turned out to be just gossips within the industry.
The movie was produced in Kannada by Inkfinite Pictures. The story has huge commercial value. Therefore the director said that, instead of selling the remake rights, it is much better to produce the movie themselves in other language. Prashant Neel himself will direct the movies in other languages.
However, the director said that he has three projects to complete in Kannada. Yash starrer KGF, Puneet starrer Ahavana and the sequel movie Ugramm Veeram. Only after finishing all the three movies, will the director remake Ugramm in other languages.