Sify.com was the first to point out that if Ajith’s Mankatha has to release, it cannot be under the Cloud Nine banner.
It has been proved correct with Gnanavel Raja and his Studio Green grabbing the rights for the film.
Now Mankatha will be a Studio Green production and will be presented by Gnanavel Raja. The film has been purchased “lock stock and barrel” by Raja, who will now have Indian domestic theatre and the Television rights of the film. Raja has purchased the film at a record amount for a Ajith film.
Speaking to sify.com, Gnanavel Raja said: “Mankatha theatrical and other rights have been purchased by Studio Green. The film is getting censored tomorrow (Aug 23) and we are trying our best to release it on Aug 31 worldwide.”
Mankatha changing hands is a major happening in Kollywood. It is a win, win situation for Ajith and director Venkat Prabhu.