TTOA resolve not distribute films if released on DTH
Friday, January 04, 2013
With Kamal Haasan releasing his movie Vishwaroopam on the DTH format first, The Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association and Tamil Nadu Film Distributors Federation have resolved not to screen and distribute movies if they are released on the Direct-to-Home platform.
The two organisations passed the resolution at a joint meeting here last night following Haasan's decision to release the movie on January 10, a day before the scheduled release in theatres, a statement said.
TNTOA president R M Annamalai said they were ready for talks with Haasan, before the release of Viswaroopam on DTH platform. What Haasan is doing is like kicking the ladder after climbing up, he said, adding, actors attained star status only after their movies were screened in cinemas all these years.
Abirami Ramanathan, TNTOA additional president, said business of theatre owners would be badly hit by this release. More than 700 members of the association and the federation from different parts of the State attended the meeting.