Kaabil Pre-Release Collection
Hrithik Roshan is completely at his competitive best. In fact, his film Kaabil has already covered it’s cost production. The filmmakers have sold its satellite rights and even the music. According to reports, Hrithik’s film has nothing to lose at all, even if it doesn’t perform well at the big box office owing to the big clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees on the same day. Rakesh Roshan spoke to Bollywood Life. He said, “You know I sold the film for a lesser price to my distributors. I am the only producer who sells to individual distributors. My all India sale to distributors is not exceeding more than Rs. 42 crores.
I made the film in, without counting Hrithik’s and my price, we have made the film at a budget of Rs.35 crore. Plus Rs. 15 crores on P&A. Satellite rights were sold for Rs. 50 crores, while music was sold for Rs 8 crore. Overseas went for Rs. 16 crores.” This information clearly indicates that the film which has been made at a budget of Rs 50 crore is already on the profit-making path. Well, this makes the clash even more serious.
Also, Kaabil has been cleared by the censor board with a U/A – Universal Adult certificate. The Hrithik Roshan film has been passed with no cuts and the certified runtime of the film is 139 minutes i.e. 2 hour and 19 minutes. Rakesh Roshan recently held a 50 minute special screening of the film for exhibitors and distributors across the country and the response from the screening is positive. The film directed by Sanjay Gupta is essentially an action drama wherein a visually impaired man seeks revenge.
Distributors of both Raees and Kaabil are in process to block the screens for their film exhibition and the final screen count will be known by 23 January 2017. Raees has an upper hand in terms of screen count as Anil Thadani has a deal with the exhibitors, clubbing two films, Raees and Baahubali: The Conclusion, together to get maximum screens.