The much-anticipated gangster drama, Kabali, starring Rajinikanth, is scheduled to release on 22 July.
Kabali producer Kalaipuli S Thanu and his team are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the film gets a worldwide release.
Thanu is very confident about Kabali's success. In a recent interview with a leading daily, the Theri producer stated that his film will record Box Office collections of over Rs 500 crore. The hit maker also added that Kabali will break the Box Office records of Baahubali owing to Rajinikanth's presence in the film. Thanu was quoted as saying:
"I expect my film to make more than Rs 500 crore when it releases. Kabali will be bigger than Baahubali because that is the power and stature of Rajinikanth. He has fans all over the world, across all age groups. But I have still not sold the satellite rights, I'm waiting for the film to release".
"Kabali is releasing in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on 22 July, across 5,000+ screens worldwide. In the US, it's releasing in around 500 screens. The Malay version will be in Malaysian theatres on 29 July. China has more than 17,000 screens and we are dubbing it in Chinese and releasing it there in September. We will also dub the film in Thai, Indonesian and Japanese and release it then. The film stars a famous Chinese actor, Winston Chao, and a Malaysian actor Rosyom Nor, so it will help Kabali to do roaring business in those countries."
Thanu also revealed that he was pleasantly surprised to find that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal had bought the Kerala rights for Kabali. He said:
"I didn't expect Mohanlal to buy the rights of Kabali. He is a big star and he has a huge fan following in Kerala. Now all his fans will go watch Kabali because he has bought the rights".
Will Thanu's predictions for Kabali come true? We'll find out in a week from now.