Netflix pays a record amount to bag the OTT rights of Mahesh Babu-Trivikram film
Last Updated: 07.24 AM, Jan 31, 2023
Mahesh Babu is one of the biggest stars in the country. Though he does only Telugu films, he has a massive market India wide. He is now busy with the shooting of his new film SSMB28 in the direction of star director Trivikram Srinivas. Pooja Hegde and Sree Leela play female leads in this film which has music by SS Thaman.
We at OTTplay had already revealed that Netflix has bagged the streaming rights of this biggie long back. We have now come to know that the streaming giant has paid a whopping eighty crores to bag the rights. The said amount is combined for all the south languages. Eighty crores for a Telugu film is huge and makes for over half of the film's budget recovery.
What's special is that this amount of eighty crores is the highest ever for a Telugu film to date. This shows the popularity of Mahesh Babu in the country and abroad. The makers are in plans to release the film during the Independence Day weekend this year in August and the OTT screening will happen in October as per the plan.
Mahesh Babu will be seen as a cop in this film. He started the shoot with an action scene a few weeks back. Haarika & Hasini Creations bankroll this film which is touted to be a family action drama. Some big names from Hindi and Tamil cinema will also be playing key roles in this film. More details about this project will be out soon.