Needless to say, Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu is one of the most bankable South Indian actors when it comes to the overseas market. Almost all of his films collect over a million dollars in the USA regardless of the reviews and word of mouth.
So, it is only common for overseas distributors to show great interest in Mahesh’s upcoming projects.
The latest we hear is that the producers of Sarkaru Vaari Paata are already receiving alluring offers from overseas distribution houses for the distribution rights of the film.
However, the distributors are coming up with a condition. They will be paying a hefty amount and token advance only if the overseas market which has taken a beating due to Covid-19 pandemic recovers by the time Sarkaru Vaari Paata hits the silver screens. Or else, the value of the deal will be decreased to a certain extent.
It is said that Sarkaru Vaari Paata’s overseas theatrical business will be the second-highest in Mahesh’s career with the first being Bharath Ane Nenu. The Koratala Siva directorial was sold for approximately Rs 18 crores and it went on to collect Rs 23 crores. Sarkaru Vaari Paata’s overseas theatrical rights have valued a tad under those of Bharath Ane Nenu’s. More details will be out once a deal is stuck.
Sarkaru Vaari Paata will be hitting the silver screens next Sankranthi. Parasuram is directing the film and Mahesh plays a moneylender in it. Keerthy Suresh is playing the female lead. Mythri Movie Makers and 14 Reels Plus Entertainments are jointly bankrolling the project.