Ilayathalapathy Vijay is all set to release his latest movie Velayudham this Diwali. The much-anticipated Tamil film will hit 850 screens across India. It is gracing 100 theatres in Karnataka and this number is more than the number of a medium budget Kannada film. It is the latest non-Kannada movie to violate rules of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC).
The KFCC has several rules regarding the release of a non-Kannada film. According its terms, a non-Kannada film should be released in 25 theatres in Karnataka and it should be released only after six week after its release in its respective state. But rule is often broken thereby causing loss to many Kannada films. Why non-Kannada filmmakers don't understand the rules? Is it because the people in the KFCC have become dumb spectators?
The reason seems to be crystal clear that they are all after money. The man behind the release of Velayudham in Karnataka is producer-cum-distributor K Manju, who himself is an active membership in the KFCC. When he does not have respect for the rules of KFCC, who the hell will care for them?
However, Paramathma, Sarathi and several other Kannada movies are doing a good business. Along with Velayudham, two other biggies like Ra.One and 7aam Arivu are now set to invade Kannada film industry this Diwali. If other two also acquire 100 theatres each in Karnataka, will there be any theatres left for new Kannada releases? Will the KFCC wake up from its slumber and take a serious step to save the industry?