Karthi's highly talked about film Sulthan is soon going to hit the theatres. The rural drama also starring Rashmika Mandanna will hit the screens on April 2, Friday. Notably, the film marks the South diva's maiden outing in Kollywood. Written and directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan, Sulthan promises an out-and-out action-comedy drama.
Ever since it was announced, the film has been garnering huge attention of the audience, one of the reasons being Rashmika's inclusion and her chemistry with Karthi. The teaser and trailer release of the film also made heads turn making the fans excited for Sulthan's release. Well now, after the massive pre-release event of the film, what has deviated the attention of fans is the Karthi-starrer's pre-release business.
Made on a budget of Rs 40 crore, the Karthi-Rashmika Mandanna-starrer has done a solid business much before its release. Interestingly, the Tamil satellite and digital rights of the film have been sold to Vijay TV and Hotstar for a massive Rs 18 crore (total). The Hindi dubbing rights have been sold for Rs 8 crore while the table profit of the rural drama stands at Rs 27 crore.
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Karthi salary: Rs 15 crore
Director salary: Rs 1.5 crore
Rashmika salary: Rs 30 lakh
Karthi's Sulthan Pre Release Business
Tamil satellite and digital: Rs 18 crore (Vijay TV & Hotstar)
Audio rights: Rs 50 lakh
Overseas rights: Rs 1.5 crore
Telugu rights, satellite, digital, overseas: Rs16 crore
Kerala: Rs 1 crore
Karnataka: Rs 1.5 crore
TN rights: (own release by SR Prabhu) Rs 18 crore
Table Profit: Rs 27 crore
With a star cast including Napoleon, Lal, Yogi Babu, Sathish, Hareesh Peradi, Nawab Shah and Arjai, Sulthan is backed by SR Prakash Babu and SR Prabhu under Dream Warrior Pictures. With songs scored by musical duo Vivek-Mervin, the film has camera cranked by renowned cinematographer Sathyan Sooryan.