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Rajmohan Unnithan comments on wide release issue

Liberty Basheer cannot dictate terms in wide release issue says Rajmohan Unnithan

Wide release issue and the problems related to it is not a new thing in Malayalam film industry now a days. Once again it has popped up as the release of the Tamil film Puli is nearing and it is all set to have a wide release in Kerala. Cine Exhibitors Federation and its President Liberty Basheer is adamant on their stand that they will not allow the film to have wide release and if that is the decision by distributors they will resort to extreme methods such as locking down the theaters under their control. But the Chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation, Mr. Rajmohan Unnithan said that any association in film industry cannot dictate terms in the issue of wide release in Mollywood.

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Rajmohan Unnithan said to media that any theater who has facilities like air conditioning and good sound system can be considered as a releasing theater and they have all the rights to release film on their screen as well. He said that Government will interfere in this matter very soon and he also told that he had send a recommendation letter to the Government saying that the grading system of theaters according to the facilities it provides which is to be restarted very soon.

It was earlier started by K B Ganesh Kumar when he was the Minister who handled the section of cinema. But at that time too many objections were made by Liberty Basheer and his association about that and later it was stopped. Then K B Ganesh Kumar had to resign from his minister post due to some other issues and the grading system he put forward was forgotten. Now Rajmohan Unnithan as the Chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation stands for that grading system and he is all set to implement that plan at any cost.

This wide release issue had made the release of films a mess here and the theater strikes and other problems it is causing has become a frequent event here in Malayalam cinema. Somebody has to move forward with bold decisions to end this.

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