Mahesh Babu starrer Maharshi is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of the year. He has scored a huge blockbuster last year with Bharat Ane Nenu and that set the expectations high on Maharshi. With the release date approaching fast, the pre-release business is going on in full swing. According to the reports, Maharshi fetched Rs. 94 crores as theatrical rights and over Rs. 45 crores from digital and satellite rights taking the total business to about Rs. 140 crores. Maharshi's budget is said to have touched Rs. 70 crores mark so this is a fair deal for the makers but the film has to perform extremely well to keep the distributors safe. Maharshi releases on May 9th and it has Pooja Hegde as the female lead.