Non-Kannada filmdom retaliates to shortened moratorium

BANGALORE: Unhappy with the three-week moratorium solution, the Indian filmdom has reacted strongly to the decision taken by a meeting chaired by the Karnataka deputy chief minister Siddharamiah.

The Film Federation of India, the South India Film Chambers of Commerce, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have now decided to go ahead with their decision to enforce the following embargos against the Kannada film industry:

(1) No other language film will be released in Karnataka.

(2) No hero, heroines, directors, singers, and technicians, including junior artistes from other languages will work in Kannada films.

(3) No other language film producers will produce Kannada films.

(4) No Kannada actors, producers or technicians will be permitted to work in any other industry.

(5) No Kannada films will be dubbed in any other language.

(6) No shooting will be done in Karnataka by any other language, Kannada films will be refused permission to shoot outside Kannada

(7) Roping in Hollywood, Kodak and Fuji will be asked to limit raw stock to Kannada films, and Dolby and DTS be asked to stop giving their equipment to the state.

In a meeting chaired by the deputy CM last week, the Kannada filmdom had decided to reduce the moratorium on the release of non-Kannada films in Karnataka from seven weeks to three weeks. It is learnt that the non-Kannada film distributors and exhibitors were not present at the meeting.

Reportedly, many producers across the country have to follow Gemini films footsteps and approach the SC to knock some sense in the persons behind the moratorium. Some have decided to distribute and have simultaneous releases across the country including Karnataka at their own expenses if distributors in Karnataka don't do it.

Latest Reads
Star Bharat experiments with early morning slot

Star Bharat is all set to experiment with weekend morning slot by launching a three-hour programming band from 5 August.

Television TV Channels GECs
National Geographic’s new show to tell success stories of India’s icons

National Geographic will be coming up with a unique show called Mega Icons which will see the success stories of inspiring personalities of India from different platforms.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Viacom signs deal with for small screen content

Kids’ entertainment platform has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Viacom. Under their agreement.

Television TV Channels Kids
STAR Maa announces call for entries for a brand new reality show PelliChoopulu

In continuation to give its viewers a unique and entertaining show, Star Maa the most viewed Telugu entertainment channel has announced the call for entry for its upcoming reality show PelliChoopulu.

Television TV Channels Regional
Zee Telugu announces auditions for all new season of its legendary dance reality show, Aata Juniors

Aata Juniors, one of Zee Telugu’s most sought-after reality shows is soon making a comeback to the channel and is looking for the final contestants via auditions.

Television TV Channels Regional
Sony Max pushes its way to most watched Hindi channel across genres

Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) Hindi movies channel Sony Max was ranked second in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres (across genres list) for week 28 of 2018 (Saturday, 7 July 2018 to Friday, 13 July 2018, week or period under review...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Dangal TV prepares to scale up ambition with new play

When it comes to general entertainment channels (GECs), hitting the sweet spot isn’t all that easy.

Television TV Channels GECs
Comcast drops bid for 21st Century Fox assets, cedes prize to Disney

The fierce bidding war between Comcast and Disney has finally ended with the former dropping out of the race to gobble up the prized 21st Century Fox assets. Comcast will now shift its focus towards sealing the Sky deal.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
ZEEL elevates Manish Aggarwal as business head of Zee5 India

In a recent development, Manish Aggarwal has been elevated as business head of Zee5 India, the OTT platform of Zee Entertainment Enterprise (ZEEL).

Television TV Channels People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories