Theatre share issue; Munthirivallikalal Thalirkkumbol, Ezra and Jomonte Suvisheshangal will not release this Christmas
The producers association have decided to stop the Christmas releases over the theatre shares issue. The decision was taken in the association’s executive committee meeting that was held in Kochi today.
According to producers association president M Ranjith, shooting for ongoing movies will also be stopped owing to the issue between theatre owners and the film producers.
In the meeting organised between the producers association and the theatre owners federation, the producers demanded that the theatre owners should continue with the existing shares and there should not be any changes.
However since both the parties failed to end up on a compromise, the distribution and production of new movies have been stopped.
The exhibitors federation have decided to agree and move forward with those producers who are willing to meet the demands of the theatre owners. Liberty Basheer has said that Tamil and Hindi releases will not be affected due to this new development.
The theatre owners association, Exhibitors Federation have demanded half the the theatrical shares of new movies hereafter. This worsened the issue between the producers association and the theatre owners.
Distributors and producers have firmly opposed the theatre owners demand. So the distribution of new movies will be stopped from December 16. They argue that the new demand aroused by the theatre owners is against the forebodings.
Mohanlal’s Munthirivallikalal Thalirkkumbol, Dulquer Salmaan’s Jomonte Suvisheshangal and Prithviraj’s Ezra are the major releases from Mollywood for this festival season. Aamir Khan’s Dangal and Suriya’s next Singam 3 are also releasing in this season.