TN theatre association cautions to not to release Kamal Hassan films in any threatres
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Tamil Nadu Cinema Theatres Association today threatened that none of actor Kamal Haassan's movies will be released, old or new, in any theatres in the state, if he goes ahead with his plan to release his 'Vishwaroopam' on DTH format, before screening in threatres.
In view of Haasan deciding to release 'Vishwaroopam' in DTH on January 10 and in threatres the next day, Theatre owners and their representatives across the State met here today to decide their future course of action.
Briefing reporters on the deliberations of the meeting, association general secretary, Paneerselvam said theatre owners have already asked Haasan not to release the film on DTH, which would set a precedent, leading to closure of theatres.
The pirated CD and new films shown in Television has taken a toll of audience attendance in theatres in Tamil Nadu, number of which has gone down from 3,000 to 1,200 now and once a step like DTH becomes a precedent, there would not be any theatres in future, he said.
"For one's profit and benefit, it is not fair to bring down the entire film theatre industry...," Paneerselvam said.