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Photon Kathaas (PKP)


Thursday 09 December, 2010

Photon Kathaas

Launch of Photon Kathaas Musi

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Photon Kathaas Productions Ltd
09 December 2010

9 December 2010


Photon Kathaas Productions


Launch of Photon Kathaas Music   


Photon Kathaas Productions Ltd. (AIM: PKP, "PKP"), the South Indian film company, announces the launch if its own music label - Photon Kathaas Music - to capitalize on the popularity of soundtracks and ring tones amongst Indian film audiences. 


PKP has acquired the music rights of a Tamil film titled Kandhein and is launching the soundtrack at an event in Chennai today. The audio rights to Kandhein were acquired by PKP for a nominal value of approx. USD 5,000.


In addition, PKP has signed a five-year agreement with Hungama - the leading mobile content delivery platform - to deliver the music rights across new media and mobile channels. This arrangement entitles PKP to participate in a revenue sharing arrangement with Hungama.


The launch of Photon Kathaas Music is part of the PKP's strategy to extend its ownership of intellectual property and diversify across other high-value revenue generators associated with film production. 


Soundtracks and their associated specially-made videos are an important ingredient in the marketing and commercial success of Indian films. Apart from soundtrack sales on CDs, new audio products such as downloads, caller tunes and ring tones can generate substantial revenues for producers such as PKP.


PKP's chief creative officer, the film director Gautham Vasudev Menon, is noted for his use of high-quality music across his films. PKP's chief creative mentor, A.R. Rahman, is the double-Oscar winning composer of the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack. 


Through Photon Kathaas Music, PKP aims to widen the scope of its pioneering studio model devoted to the commercial and critical success of South Indian language films and their associated revenue lines.


Venkat Somasundaram chief executive of PKP said:


"Music is such an important part of South Indian film that it was natural for PKP to launch its own music label through which we can market our own music products and those of other producers. The creation of Photon Kathaas Music enables us to have much greater involvement in the music marketing process that supports the commercial success of our films."   





Photon Kathaas

Venkat Somasundaram, Chief Executive

+65 6224 4991

Reshma Ghatala, Head of Marketing

+91 44 2820 2988

Seymour Pierce Limited

020 7107 8000

Nandita Sahgal/Tom Sheldon

College Hill

020 7457 2020

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About Photon Kathaas Productions


Photon Kathaas Productions is the first film company specifically created to make and distribute films of different genres to a primarily South Indian audience, speaking the 

languages of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.


PKP benefits from a special creative relationship with its chief creative officer, Gautham Vasudev Menon. Gautham is one of the leading directors and producers in South Indian cinema. He has been involved in nine films to date, not only as a director but also as a screenplay writer, an executive producer and a producer. His earlier films include: Minnale (2000), Rehna He Tera Dile Mein (2001), Kaaka Kaaka (2003), Gharshana (2004), Vettaiyadu Vellaiyadi (2006), Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007) and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008).


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