Zee Studios to distribute action-drama ‘Pehlwaan’ in non-South markets

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MUMBAI: Zee Studios has joined hands with RRR Motion Pictures to distribute action-drama ‘Pehlwaan’ in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam along with the original Kannada version in over 1000 screens in non-South Indian markets. The film will release in over 2500 screens across India.

The studio will also release the film in Nepal and Bhutan. Makers will announce the release date soon. The action-drama is headlined by Kannada superstar Sudeep and Bollywood star Suniel Shetty, who marks his debut in Kannada films.

A desi family entertainer with super-stylised action, bouts of comedy and hi-octane drama brings back the superhit actor-director duo of Sudeep and S Krishna together for the second time after their blockbuster success of Hebbuli. Directed by S Krishna, the much ambitious action drama is a universal story of a wrestler who fights for pride, love and his sport, the film also stars Sushant Singh, Aakanksha Singh among others.

Zee Studios CEO Shariq Patel added, “It’s exciting to partner with director Krishna and the amazing cast on this powerful film that has the perfect mix of action, comedy and drama—a complete entertainer that you can watch with your family. We want to expand into the South Indian film industry, and bringing this universal, aspirational and powerful story, Pehlwaan, to a wide-base audience is the first step towards that. We will showcase the film on a huge scale by giving it the widest release for any Kannada film in non-South Indian markets.”

Producer Swapna Krishna added, “We are overwhelmed to have Zee Studios on board as our partner for the theatrical release of Pehlwaan. We are also excited & looking forward to taking Pehlwaan across North India, Nepal & Bhutan in all 5 languages through Zee studios.”


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