Jayantilal Gada acquires Hindi rights of ‘Suriya 42’

Pen Studios has acquired the theatrical, satellite and digital rights of Suriya 42 for a record amount of Rs. 100 crores.

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The film is expected to be wrapped by March 2023.

Director Siva is teaming up with Suriya for the first time on Suriya 42.

The team, in September 2022, announced that the yet untitled film will be shot in 3D and released in 10 languages, thereby making it a pan-world film.

The film is said to feature Disha Patani as the female lead and is essentially a reincarnation-based action adventure.

While a major chunk of the shoot is already said to be wrapped up, the next schedule of the yet-untitled film will begin in the first week of January 2023.

The film is expected to be wrapped by March 2023.

Now, it is learnt that leading Hindi film producer, Dr Jayantilal Gada, has acquired the Hindi rights of this much-awaited reincarnation action adventure for a near-record price.

An industry source shared: “Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios) has acquired the Hindi rights of Suriya 42 for a sum of Rs 100 crore.

“This is the biggest buy to date for a Suriya film in Hindi and also one of the biggest buys to date for a Pan-India film from the Tamil Film Industry.

“The makers are leaving no stone unturned to make a massive reincarnation-based action adventure, set in past and present, which appeals to audiences all across, and have found their ideal partner in Jayantilal Gada.”

The source further said that Pen Studios has acquired the satellite, digital and theatrical rights for the Hindi version of the film:

“The filmmaker has acquired the Hindi Negative Rights of Suriya 42.

“Conventionally, Suriya films have done well in the satellite market in Hindi belts, and his next being a mega-budget film, has fetched good offers from various satellite and digital partners.”

In 2022, Jayantilal Gada has been associated with the Hindi version of multiple films from the South.

His successful bets of 2022 include the SS Rajamouli-directed RRR, the Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial, Vikram, the Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur starrer Seeta Ramam and Mani Ratnam’s PS 1.

Suriya 42 is backed by the actor’s producer-cousin K. E. Gnanavel Raja’s Studio Green, in association with UV Creations.

The film will be released in two parts, and the first one will be shot over a period of 160 to 170 days.

The makers have extensively shot the film in Europe, apart from some indoor chunks in India at Chennai and Puducherry.

The film’s music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad.

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