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“We Are Confident Of The Film’s Box-Office Prospects Stateside”: Prime Media On Darbar’s US Release

Prime Media in association with Kal Raman and G2G1 International is all set to premiere Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Darbar, which is being bankrolled by Lyca Productions and directed AR Murugadoss.


Prime Media is a North American media and entertainment company that is involved with film distribution and exhibition for more than a decade now. It has distributed over 200 films across the US.

Kal Raman, the Chief Digital Officer of Samsung America, an entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu who lives in the US is a key part of the association that has helped take Darbar to the US.

The film is the maiden collaboration between Rajinikanth and Murugadoss, and the expectations are quite high.  The film is set to premiere in the US on 8 January, 2020.

At the latest count, the film is going to be screened in 250+ screens across Tamil, Telugu and Hindi regions.

In a note to the press about getting the distribution rights for the film, Prime Media expressed its thanks to overseas distributor Phars Films. “The Superstar enjoys quite a hold on the North American market in comparison to most other industry contemporaries. We are confident of the film’s box-office prospects stateside,” the note said.


Darbar also features Suniel Shetty, Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiah and Nivetha Thomas in important roles. Cinematographer Santhosh Sivan is also a part of this project and is working on a Rajinikanth starrer after Thalapathi (1991). The reviews of Anirudh Ravichander’s tracks for the film are taking care of the positive buzz around the movie.