Mammootty's "Pathemari" still holds one of the top spots at the Kerala box office, even after nearly one month of its theatrical run in Kerala.
The satellite rights of the film, released on 9 October, was earlier reported to have bought for Rs 2 crore by Surya Tv. However, latest reports suggest that the channel has paid a record amount of Rs 7 crore to bag the rights of the Mammootty starrer after the film was well accepted by the audience and critics alike.
If the rumours are true, the Salim Ahamed directorial will break the record of Mohanlal's "Drishyam", which was bought for Rs 6.5 crore by Malayalam channel Asianet.
"Pathemari" tells the real life struggling stories of thousands of Keralites, who have migrated to the Gulf countries to financially support their families back home.
However, before "Drishyam", it was Mammoottys' film "Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty", which was bought for a whopping Rs 5.75 crore by Asianet.
Meanwhile, the satellite rights of Mohanlal's latest outing "Loham" are also said to have been bought for Rs 7 crore, by two channels -- Asianet and Kairali. Thus "Pathemari" still stands as the film with the top satellite rights.
At the Kerala box office, Prithviraj Sukumaran's "Amar Akbar Anthony" and "Ennu Ninte Moideen" are still running successfully with good theatre occupancy.
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