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Pyramid Saimira acquires distribution rights for three films


MUMBAI: Pyramid Saimira Theatre, the distribution and exhibition arm of the Pyramid Saimira Group, has acquired the distribution rights for three movies - Saroja in Tamil, Hinglish movie Shoot on Sight, and Ganesha Mathe Banda in Kannada.



The company recently released Hindi film Mukhbiir on 29 August.



Saroja and Shoot on Sight are expected to hit the theatres on 5 September and 19 September, respectively. Saroja is being directed by Venkat Prabhu and the cast includes SPB Charan, Premji Amaren and Siva.



Shoot on Sight has been directed by Jagmohan Mundhra. The movie is inspired by the bombings that occurred in London on 7 July, 2005, resulting in the death of 52 people on London‘s underground network. The cast includes Naseeruddin Shah, Brain Cox, Greta Scacchi, Om Puri, Gulshan Grover, Sadie Frost and Mikaal Zulfiqar. Shoot on Sight has already been released across 60 screens in the UK.



Meanwhile, Veruthe Oru Bhariya, the latest Malayalam film starring Jayaram, has grossed collections of approximately Rs 15 million within two weeks after being distributed in Kerala by Pyramid Saimira Theatre. The film, directed by Akku Akbar, was made with a budget of Rs 14 million.



Speaking on these developments, Pyramid Saimira Group chairman and managing director PS Saminathan said, “We are very happy with the way Veruthe Oru Bhariya has been received by our audiences in Kerala. It was a conscious decision on our part to release the movie across selected 33 screens in the state as this would ensure that collections remain steady over a period of time. We will also be releasing Saroja, Shoot on Sight and Ganesha Mathe Banda shortly and we’re sure that these films will also do exceedingly well. We have also recently released Mukhbiir which is running successfully all over India.”

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