Know How Much Netflix Paid To Buy Samantha-VJD’s “Kushi”??
Written by gokul krishnan Published on Sep 27, 2023 | 17:08 PM IST | 337
Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s latest film, “Kushi,” has taken the box office by storm. Directed by Siva Nirvana, the movie managed to rake in a whopping Rs 71.95 crore worldwide within just a week of its release. The success of “Kushi” was undeniable, but it faced a formidable challenger in Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan,” which premiered on September 7 and momentarily hindered its box office progress. However, fans who missed the opportunity to catch this cinematic marvel on the big screen need not worry any longer. The makers have officially announced the release date of “Kushi” on the popular OTT platform, Netflix. The film will be available for streaming starting October 1, bringing the magic of Vijay and Samantha’s chemistry to screens around the world.
What’s particularly remarkable about this OTT release is the staggering price Netflix paid to acquire the digital rights of “Kushi.” According to a report by OTT Play, the streaming giant shelled out a hefty sum of Rs 30 crores for the rights. This makes “Kushi” the most expensive Vijay Deverakonda film to be sold to an OTT platform. Notably, Deverakonda’s previous outing, “Liger,” where he shared the screen with Ananya Panday, was a box office disappointment. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, the action romance managed to gross only 60.80 crore worldwide against a budget of Rs 90 crore. In comparison, “Kushi” has outperformed “Liger”IL by a significant margin.
Netflix India made the exciting announcement of “Kushi’s” OTT release on September 24, sharing a vibrant poster featuring Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Vijay Deverakonda on their Instagram page. The caption read, “Now screaming, kicking, and giggling with Khushi because Kushi is coming to Netflix. Arrives on 1 October in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi.” This multi-lingual release is sure to delight fans of Vijay and Samantha across India.
The journey of “Kushi” has been nothing short of eventful. The film was initially announced back in 2019, with an expected release date in December 2022. However, the production faced delays due to Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s health issues. She was diagnosed with myositis, an autoimmune condition, which understandably led to a pause in filming. Fans and the film fraternity eagerly waited for the project’s completion, and their patience has finally been rewarded.
Vijay Deverakonda, overwhelmed by the response and the enduring support of his fans, took to social media to express his gratitude. In a heartfelt post, he wrote, “You all waited for 5 years, with me. Patiently waiting for me to do my thing! We did it today. Waking up to this happiness from all around and my phone to hundreds of messages. I cannot help but tear up with emotions. I love you all.” Deverakonda’s words reflect the immense anticipation and excitement that “Kushi” has generated among moviegoers.
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As for the film’s plot, “Kushi” is a heartwarming love story that revolves around Viplav (Vijay Deverakonda) and Aaradhya (Samantha Ruth Prabhu). Their love blossoms during a picturesque Kashmir vacation, but they soon face opposition from their families. Despite the obstacles, the two decide to tie the knot. However, their journey as a married couple encounters its fair share of challenges, adding depth and emotion to the narrative.
You all waited for 5 years, with me. Patiently waiting for me to do my thing! We did it. Today!! 🙂
Waking up to this happiness from all around and my phone to hundreds of messages.
I cannot help but tear up with emotions. I love you all ❤️
Go and enjoyyyyy this one with…
— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) September 1, 2023
“Kushi” has not only set the box office on fire but has also secured a significant deal with Netflix. Fans can mark their calendars for October 1, when this enchanting love story will be available for streaming in multiple languages. Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s on-screen chemistry combined with the film’s engaging storyline is sure to make “Kushi” a must-watch for audiences of all ages. Don’t miss out on this cinematic gem when it lands on Netflix!
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