Guaranteed Refund For Salaar distributors?

“With Radhe Shyam and Adipurush failing to impress in Telugu states, distributors of 'Salaar' insisted on a clause of Refundable Advance'

If reliable sources are to be believed, producers of much-hyped ‘Salaar’ have to reportedly refund an amount of Rs 30 crores to Telugu distributors if the film fails to surpass Rs 150 crores collections in two Telugu states. “With ‘Radhe Shyam’ and ‘Adipurush’ failing to impress in Telugu states, Telugu distributors of 'Salaar' insisted on a clause of ‘Refundable Advance’ in the agreement as they bought the film for staggering Rs 150 crores. It is the first time Prabhas film is being sold on a refundable basis,’ says a source.

Actually, Prabhas' earlier movie ‘Adipurush’ was traded for Rs 120 in the two Telugu states and People Media Factory bought the rights and released the mythological film in a big way. "Now, Mythri Movie Makers have bought the rights of ‘Salaar’ for the Nizam area and they are going to test their luck since it was bought for over Rs 60 crore and it would be a challenging task ahead, provided the film draws sensational openings," he adds.

Despite flops like ‘Radhe Shyam’ and ‘Adipurush,’ the craze for Prabhas hasn’t subsided since he is teaming up with ace director Prashanth Neel for ‘Salaar’ and he is known for his humongous hit ‘KGF series’. "Prabhas and Prashanth Neel are a heady combination since the director is known for making action adventures and boosts heroism to the next level," he points out.

The action adventure largely depends on sensational day one and weekend openings from December 22(date of its release) to make Rs 80 to 90 crores to make it safer for Telugu buyers. "Now-a-days, openings are crucial to recover big investments and also 30 per cent is recoverable in this deal. It means that the producer has to pay back Rs 30 crores if the film doesn’t cross the Rs 150 crore mark, so Telugu buyers are a bit safe in this deal," he concludes.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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