Viacom18 acquires TV rights for Hindi version of Rajnikanth’s ‘Petta’
MUMBAI: Viacom18’s Hindi movie channel Colors Cineplex has acquired South Indian Superstar Rajnikanth’s blockbuster film, Petta. The Karthik Subbaraj directed potboiler has been one of this year’s biggest hits, raking up Rs 250 crore at the world box office.
The film stars Superstar Rajinikanth with an ensemble cast including Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, M. Sasikumar, Bobby Simha, Sananth Reddy, Megha Akash, and Malavika Mohanan and will premiere on Colors Cineplex on Saturday, 18th May 2019 at 7.30 pm.
Speaking about the acquisition, Colors Cineplex business head Rohan Lavsi said, “Superstar Rajnikanth’s appeal is a national phenomenon and as we look to scale our movie library for our viewers, we believe his latest blockbuster will be a natural fit in our bouquet. Petta has gone on to become one of the biggest hits in the Indian film industry this year and we are confident that it will recreate that magic on Colors Cineplex when we air its World Television Premiere.”
An emotional potboiler ‘Petta’ traces the story of hostel warden Kaali (Rajnikanth) who, in a bid to save Anwar, his best friend’s son, stands up against the local goons. However, everything goes haywire when he is forced to face his past. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of the baddie, Singaar Singh, while Vijay Sethupathi plays Singaar’s son Jithu.
Colors Cineplex has planned a 360-degree marketing campaign ahead of the premiere. On television, the promos are being played on 25+ channels across genres. A digital campaign has also been planned followed by promos showcase across 2200+ cinema theatres – multiplexes and single screens in key Hindi speaking markets with the release of Student of the Year 2.
In its new and revamped avatar, Colors Cineplex has acquired films like Brahmastra, Student of the Year 2, RAW, Drive, The Body, Thackeray, Fraud Saiyaan and many more. The line-up also includes Hindi dubbed version of blockbuster regional films like Bharat ane nenu (Telugu), Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and Kaatru Veliyidai (Tamil), Kadaikutty Singam (Tamil), Kavacham (Telugu), Junga (Tamil), Charlie Chaplin (Tamil), Yajamana (Kannada) and Seetharam Kalyana (Kannada).