Rockline Venkatesh, producer of Rajinikanthâ€™s last outing Lingaa, has acquired the distribution rights for Kabali in Karnataka. It is said that the rights have been sold for Rs 10 crore making it the highest.
Already the distribution and release rights of the film in the US have been sold for Rs 8.5 crores, which is a new record for Tamil films.
Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil gangster drama Kabali, which is slated for theatrical release on July 1, has already received close to a record 20 million hits for its teaser on YouTube.
The 67-second teaser gives audiences a glimpse of Rajinikanth's character in the film, where he introduces himself as a non-stereotypical don, in a whistle-worthy dialogue. Towards the end of the teaser, one also gets to see Rajinikanth from the 1970s, flipping his hair back in slow motion, as he walks out of a restaurant.
Kabali has been made on a huge budget of Rs 80 crore. The film directed by Pa. Ranjith, also stars Radhika Apte, Dinesh, Kalaiarasan, Kishore and Rythwika.
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