The latest addition to the Darshan empire is a distribution company called Toogudeepa Distributors. Darshan's family already has a production company; Toogudeepa Productions and also a shooting unit. The first film that will be distributed through the new distribution company is Bulbul - Matadakilwa, that will release on May 10.
Mallikarjun, a long time associate of the Toogudeepa family will be handling the distribution company. Mallikarjun has experience in distributing a few films of Darshan earlier and was also the producer of the film Modala Sala. Darshan says that when his films were distributed by others, some would say they made profit and some would say they recovered the investment and others would say they made loss. The logic for Darshan is that instead of others losing money in his name, it is better to distribute the film and make or lose money himself. With this, the Toogudeepa family is becoming one of the most structured film business families in Sandalwood. Toogudeepa Distributors is in Gandhinagar. Two years back Sarathi movie office was here which was started by Producer Satyaprakash.
Sources say that not only Darshan's films but also films of other producers will be distributed through Toogudeepa Distributors.