Who is the biggest star in Andhra Pradesh now? Most of your answers will be Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Jr. NTR and few others, isn’t it? But there is another invisible force that is as big as all these stars, if not bigger. He is none other than south Indian Super star Rajanikanth. He has once again proved that his star power is beyond boundaries.
Rajinikanth’s latest film Kochadaiyaan is also being made in Telugu along with Tamil and Hindi versions. This movie’s theatrical distribution rights have been bagged by Lakshmi Ganapathi films for a record price. They have made a deal for a whopping 30 crore rupees and that too only for Andhra Pradesh. This is the biggest individual deal for any Telugu movie till date. There were few Telugu biggies that made over 30 crores business when all the territories put together.
But this is the biggest outright deal that was ever done. Robo was lapped up for 27 crore rupees deal and Superstar bettered it by a mile with Kochadaiyaan. And that too without Shankar factor. What’s amazing about Kochadaiyan is it is not even a regular commercial film. It is India’s first performance capture photorealistic film. In other words it is an animation movie in which Rajinikanth is not seen on the screen. Getting such a huge price for a film without his ‘real’ presence is something out of the world. Take a bow Thalaiva!