Pushpa: The Rise, the pan-Indian film starring Telugu actor Allu Arjun in the lead role and which released in theatres in December 2021, is set to stream on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, post its theatrical run, a source in the know confirmed to Silverscreen India on the condition of anonymity.
The first part of Pushpa, which was released on December 17, features Allu Arjun as the titular character Pushpa Raj. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers and directed by filmmaker Sukumar, the film is set against the backdrop of red sandalwood smuggling. Besides Allu Arjun, the film also stars actors Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil, while Samantha Ruth Prabhu makes a guest appearance in a special song.
Speaking to us, the source said, “Amazon Prime Video has bagged the streaming rights of Pushpa and the tentative date as per agreements with producer, to stream the film, is January 7. Pushpa has fetched a total of Rs 250 crore which includes all language theatrical rights, OTT rights, audio and satellite rights.”
Soon after Silverscreen India got the confirmation, on Wednesday afternoon, the streaming service announced officially that the film will premiere on the platform on Friday. It is available to watch from 8 pm onwards in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil.
Pushpa was met with tremendous success at the box office upon its release. While it entered the 100-crore club within a couple of days of its opening, it also became the seventh South Indian film ever to cross the Rs 200-crore mark at the box office. It also became the biggest film in India in the post-pandemic era, surpassing the nett collections of the Marvel film Spiderman – No Way Home.
Apart from its home turf, which is the two Telugu-speaking states, Pushpa also released in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi in other states. The film’s Hindi-dubbed version has also performed remarkably well, earning over Rs 15 crore in its third weekend, bringing up its total to Rs 62 crore overall. Pushpa in Hindi has performed particularly well in the Northern markets of Maharashtra, Gujarat/Saurashtra, and Odisha, and could potentially surpass Sooryavanshi in some regions in the long run.