Movies

Haasan approaches CCI in Vishwaroopam release row

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/movie-images/2015/08/20/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=bq6Di-SP

MUMBAI: Actor and film maker Kamal Haasan has moved the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against certain theatre associations. Haasan alleged that these bodies restricted the release of his film Vishwaroopam report the Press Trust of India.



A senior official from CCI told PTI, ""We have received a complaint from Kamal Haasan (related to Vishwaroopam)...We are likely to take a call on the issue next week." The complaint has been filed by Haasan‘s production house Rajkamal Films International.



Meanwhile, Haasan has virtually ruled out the premiere of his film Vishwaroopam on the Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform ahead of its release in theatres. He has reportedly admitted a ‘change of mind‘ on proceeding with his controversial decision that had met with stiff resistance from a section of exhibitors.



"I have changed my mind on having the premiere (on DTH platform ahead of releasing it in theatres). I will discuss (with DTH partners) on how close or far to release date (will be a DTH show)," he said.



Hassan observed that he had taken into account suggestions from many to consider the ‘good health‘ of Tamil cinema industry before going ahead with his decision.



"Many had requested me to take into consideration the good health of the industry and proceed with DTH. It is my primary duty to make it happen," he said after consulting with exhibitors and theatre owners here.



He also said that talks were on with DTH players on the issue but declined to divulge on the matter. "They have been kind to me. Will say later when the film will come on DTH," he said.



Haasan said the film will be released in Tamil and Telugu on 25 January as announced earlier but its Hindi release will be finalized only after further talks with industry associates.



The tech-savvy actor-filmmaker‘s decision to have a premiere of his much anticipated trilingual action film on DTH caused ripples in the multi-million rupee Tamil cinema industry, with a section of theatre owners deciding to boycott the film.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/10/27/cinema.jpg?itok=Ist5Lw3M
50% cap on seating to continue for cinema halls till November 30

KOLKATA: As the number of Covid2019 cases is inching towards the 80 lakh mark, preventive measures continue to remain in force. While the ministry of home affairs (MHA) allowed the reopening of cinema halls with limited capacity from 15 October, the 50 per cent cap will be applicable till 30...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/10/16/fon.jpg?itok=W7_gTjd4
PVR Pictures to release Mel Gibson’s Force of Nature

Mumbai: Theatres are opening their doors again and PVR Pictures has geared up to ensure moviegoers have an exciting and safe viewing experience. The multiplex chain is all set to release Hollywood star Mel Gibson's action-thriller Force of Nature on 23 October. Force of Nature is PVR’s second...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/10/02/thet.jpg?itok=9i8Ok_qg
Industry remains cautiously optimistic with reopening of cinema halls

For people across the film exhibition industry, the Unlock 5.0 guidelines have brought them a reason to smile. On Wednesday evening, the ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed opening of cinema halls from 15 October with 50 per cent seating capacity.

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/10/01/yoo.jpg?itok=qw98gf5g
Yoodlee Films Moves into Next Gear: finishes four films during COVID- 19

Four films in various stages of completion in the last four months of the pandemic. Sounds like a tall order, but this is exactly what one new-age production house has gone ahead and done. 

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/30/multiplex.jpg?itok=6fBsgyqf
Cinema halls to be back in business from 15 October

KOLKATA: After coping with the initial shock of Covid2019, the economy has started reviving slowly. With the new guidelines issued by the ministry of home affairs, the revival will speed up, especially in the cinema exhibition sector. The ministry has finally allowed the opening up of cinemas,...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/30/qqw_0.jpg?itok=rCHRsgYE
Shekhar Kapur to head Pune-based FTII

MUMBAI: The Pune-based Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) has appointed veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur as the president &  chairman of the governing council, a position he will hold till  March 2023.Information & broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement on...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/29/ab.jpg?itok=9iQrCw9n
Chandramukhi: Amitabh Bachchan Starrer AB Aani CD Filmmakers To Go On Floor With The First Big Banner Marathi Film Since Outbreak Of COVID-19

Excerpt: The only big banner Marathi film to go on floors after the pandemic is Akshay Bardapurkar and Piiyush Singh’s Chandramukhi.

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/04/saregama.jpg?itok=jRuMYecD
Saregama IP boosts profits despite revenue fall in first quarter

BENGALURU: India music label and movie studio Saregama India Ltd (Saregama) reported 100 times growth in consolidated profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 22.01 crore for the quarter ended 30 June 2020 (Q1 2021, quarter or period under review) as compared to the Rs 0.22 crore for the corresponding year ago...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/31/ibhc.jpg?itok=t6uIl9ok
Impact of Covid2019 on the advertising and film industry

The entire film fraternity was shaken with effect to the complete lockdown declared by the Indian prime minister in mid-March 2020. Industry people who were otherwise engaged 24X7 now focussed on the 21-day countdown. Twenty one days turned into three months keeping the lockdown intact. Discussion...

Movies Hindi

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required