Friday, December 7, 2007

SUN TV Snaps Bheema

The see-saw battle between Sun TV and the yet to be launched Kalaingnar TV, over Tamil film television rights continues. The latest on the big fight is that Sun TV has snapped Bheema television rights for an astronomical amount.

Bheema is the most eagerly awaited film in the trade after Sivaji and stars Vikram and Trisha, directed by Lingusamy. The film produced by A.M Ratnam was hot in the market and Sun TV who has almost the entire Vikram library of hits like- Anniyan, Maja, Swamy, Pithamahan, Dhool, Sethu and many others were keen to pick up Bheema.
Vikram films on television has been able to garner record TRP’s, and has also a repeat value, which some of the other stars do not have. A.M Ratnam, who had his own battle with Sun TV in the past was able to extract a very good deal from the network. He sold Bheema as a package to Sun TV and its sister network Gemini in Telugu for a price which no Vikram film has got in the past!

Bheema for Pongal this Jan!!

The long wait for 'Bheemaa' will be over this Pongal. The movie would hit the screens on Pongal day. Produced by A M Rathinam and directed by Lingusamy, 'Bheemaa' went to floors almost two year ago. Starring Vikram and Trisha in lead roles, 'Bheemaa' has been lying in the cans for long time. It witnessed troubles due to financial constraints faced by the producer and a couple of cases were filed by financiers seeking a stay on the movie.
Sources close to the producer say all troubles have now been sorted out and now the movie will most probably see the light of the day for Pongal.
Already the audio of 'Bheemaa' is a big hit. Harris Jeyaraj's musical score has topped the audio charts. It would be good news for Vikram fans, who can now see their favourite hero on screen after almost two years.
Vikram is now busy with his next project 'Kanthaswamy'.