The recent Mammootty starrer Pathemari is the most unexpected hit of the year. As per the latest updates, Pathemari is all set to break the satellite right records of Mohanlal starrer blockbuster movie Drishyam.
Reportedly, Surya TV is planning to bag the satellite rights of Pathemari, for a whopping amount of 7 Crores. Satellite rights of Drishyam was sold to Asianet for 6 Crores; thus emerging as the Malayalam movie sold for the highest amount.
Initially, Pathemari was offered just 2 Crores; due to its offbeat nature. But the unexpected success turned the things upside down, as the channels are willing to pay more that 7 Crores for the satellite rights of the movie.
Recently, the satellite rights of Mohanlal's recent flick Loham was jointly purchased by Asianet and Kairali TV. If the reports are true, Asianet paid an amount of 6 Crores; while Kairali TV paid 1 Crore, making the total amount to 7 Crores.
But, Pathemari team is not planning to divide the satellite rights between the channels. Instead, the team is planning to sell the rights to a single TV channel, which will be able to pay more than 7 Crores.
Meanwhile, the historic drama directed by Salim Ahamed will have a wide UAE release on November 19. Pathemari is considered as one of the best films in Mammootty's career and finest performance of the actor in the recent times.