Just like the calm before the storm, there are no notable Kannada releases this week, as we wait for the storm Kotigobba 2 to hit record number of screens next week, nationwide.
These days, producers are in no mood to wait for a good release date but are trying to sneak in their movie, whenever they get a free date.
This week we have only one Kannada release - 1944, starring Naveen Krishna and Shruthi. The movie is releasing in very few theaters and has got very less number of shows in multiplexes as well. There is not much buzz surrounding the project as well.
Advantage of this situation, would be for the previous week's releases such as Zoom and Kalpana 2, which are already doing good business and have been re-released in a few theaters. Also, movies like Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu and Karvva have re-released today, in a couple of screens around the state.
The movie Om, which holds a record for the number of re-releases, is releasing in a theater which is at the outskirts of Bangalore. Looks like movie's craze has not come down even after television premiere and the DVD release.
But, this is a difficult situation for producers and distributors of 1944 because theaters are ready to re-release the old movies but not ready to screen the new movie which is based on a novel. Same applies to the previous week release Putta Thirugisi Nodu, which got decent reviews.
Of course at the end of the day, star power or strong content matters. Unfortunately, 1944 or Putta Thirugisi Nodu, do not have neither of it. Let's hope the audience appreciate these movies like they have embraced a few good cinemas earlier this year.