Bejoy Nambiar former associate of Mani Ratnam who made the critically acclaimed Shaitan in Hindi and now doing David in Hindi and Tamil loved Karthik Subbaraj’s new wave hit Tamil thriller Pizza.
Bejoy has brought the Hindi remake and all other North Indian language remake and dubbing rights (Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Bengali etc) of the film for a whopping Rs 1.10 Cr!
Pizza made in digital and on a shoe string budget of Rs 1.50 Crore has created history of sorts. It’s dubbing rights in Telugu (Rs 72 lakhs), Kannada (12 lakhs) and Hindi (Rs 1.10 Crore) has gone now for Rs 1.94 Crore . Pizza becomes the first Indian film which has made more money from dubbing rights (Hindi, Telugu and Kannada) than cost of the film!
The economics of Pizza* -
Cost of production at first copy stage = Rs 1.50 Cr
P & A (Print and Ads) = Rs 2.50 Cr
Total Cost = Rs 4.00 Cr
From Theatrical (distributor share) = Rs 3.25 Cr
Profit = Rs 2.56 Cr
* The figures mentioned above are approximate and sourced from trade. It may not be fully accurate.