M S Dhoni: The Untold Story is unarguably the most awaited movie of the year now. the trailer of the movie has created enormous buzz and with M S Dhoni taking the centre stage, there is no stopping it. If numbers are anything to go by, then M S Dhoni may prove to be a goldmine of the makers. M S Dhoni has beaten Salman and emerged as a superstar on Indian TV. Yes, the satellite rights of M S Dhoni: The Untold Story have beaten all records and have been sold for a higher price than Salman starrers.
As per the sources, “The satellite rights of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story have just been sold for Rs. 55 crores which is Rs. 5 crores more than what a Salman Khan starrer gets for satellite. Another Rs. 20 crores have been recovered through various on-screen endorsements by Sushant Singh Rajput of products that Dhoni endorses. The music rights of the film have been sold at Rs. 5 crores. And the overseas distribution rights have gone for Rs. 10 crores.” (Read: The clip of M S Dhoni’s winning six in word cup has been bought for Rs 40 crores)
As per the sources, the total budget of the movie is close to 100 crores and it has already been recovered even before the film’s release.
Talking about the remuneration, the sources said, “Dhoni was given Rs. 45 crores for the movie-making rights to his life and access to personal information, documents and pictures, plus Dhoni’s availability for marketing and promotion of the film. In contrast, Sushant Singh Rajput was paid a mere Rs. 2 crores to play Dhoni. In fact, Dhoni’s business manager Arun Pandey received much more money than Sushant. Pandey got Rs. 5 crores .”
Moreover, the film movie has also recovered another Rs. 10 crores through international remake rights. A Hollywood studio has bought the remake rights of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story from producer Neeraj Pandey and Fox Star Studios for Rs. 10 crores. The film will be remade in English now.
Well, this also signifies that our captain cool is a winner, not only at cricket field but in the entertainment field as well.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Fox Star and Arun Pandey, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla, Kiara Advani and Disha Patani in the lead roles. The movie is slated to release on 30 Sep 2016.