Producer Dil Raju
DJ aka Duvvada Jaggannadham, Nenu Local, Shatamanam Bhavati, Fidaa overseas theatrical rights sold for record price. Pictured: Producer Dil RajuVarinder Chawla

Producer Dil Raju has sold the overseas distribution rights of his upcoming movies Nenu Local, Shatamanam Bhavati, Fidaa, DJ aka Duvvada Jaggannadham and a film with Hebah Patel for a record price.

Dil Raju, who is an astute businessmen from Tollywood, is known for making movies with a moderate budget and marketing them quite well under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations (SVC). Besides, he has also been a successful distributor. He has got over 13 years experience in production and distribution.

The producer is currently producing Shatamanam Bhavati, Fidaa, Duvvada Jaggannadham and an untitled film. All of them feature popular actors in the lead roles and they are much-hyped and highly-awaited movies. There is good demand for the various rights of these films in the market. The latest we hear is the Dil Raju has already started selling their rights.

Dil Raju has reportedly signed a deal on the sale of the overseas distribution rights of Nenu Local, Shatamanam Bhavati, Fidaa, Duvvada Jaggannadham and an yet-to-be titled film. It is reported that BlueSky Cinemas, which distributed several big-ticket movies including Baahubali, has acquired the international theatrical rights of all the five movies for a whopping amount of Rs 18.5 crore.

Allu Arjun and Kajal Aggarwal are playing the lead roles in DJ aka Duvvada Jaggannadham, which is directed by Harish Shankar. Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi are playing the lead roles in Fidaa, which is directed by Sekhar Kammula. Nenu Local features Nani and Keerthy Suresh in the leads, while Raj Tarun and Anupama Parameswaran are lead cast in Shatamanam Bhavati. Another film stars Hebah Patel.

Interestingly, all the five movies went on floors recently and they are still in the production stage. They are expected to hit the screens on different dates next year. Producer Dil Raju has struck a good deal on their overseas theatrical rights almost three months in advance of their release. However, it needs to be seen how they will perform at the international markets.