Although the size of this OTT deal is yet to be divulged, a few online reports claim that Amazon Prime Video has picked up Kabzaa for a price close to Rs. 150 crores!
Last Updated: 12.23 PM, Oct 05, 2022
The Kannada Film Industry is churning out exciting content round the clock and the latter end of 2022 will enunciate just that. While KGF 2 took the entire world by storm, fans are awaiting the release of the Upendra starrer Kabzaa which comes as a grand and glorious period film, set against the backdrop of crime and gangsters.
The teaser of Kabzaa premiered on September 17 and the film looks every bit a mega spectacle that boasts of Ravi Basrur's soundtrack, art director Shivakumar's production design, and AJ Shetty's slick cinematography.
And now, according to the latest updates, Amazon Prime Video has acquired the OTT rights of Kabzaa for a super fancy price. As revealed by Lets Cinema, the streaming service has closed a deal with makers of the film for the post theatrical streaming rights and in the same vein, a few online reports have suggested that the size of this deal is as big as Rs. 140 crores. However, the makers of Kabzaa are yet to confirm or deny the same and one can expect more details of this tie-up to be divulged at the earliest.
Amazon Prime Video had previously bagged similar streaming rights to both the K.G.F films (all languages) and looks like the streaming service is keen on tapping into Kannada cinema. Lucky Man, starring Darling Krishna, Puneeth Rajkumar, and Sangeetha Sringeri, will premiere on Prime on October 7.
As far as Kabzaa is concerned, the film is currently in the post-production stage and the makers are yet to announce the theatrical release date of the film. Touted as a bona fide pan-India release with multiple dubbed versions, Kabzaa stars Upendra, Shriya Saran, Kiccha Sudeep, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj, Tamil actor Samuthirakani, and an array of talented actors: during a recent media interaction, Upendra shared that the makers are looking at a December 2022 release.
Just as in the case of K.G.F, Kabzaa too is likely to be released as a two-part film considering the vast storyline, which spans multiple decades. More details to follow soon.