Sundaranga Jaana, which was scheduled for a grand release on December 9, has been postponed to December 23. The team has not revealed the reasons behind the postponement of the release date.
As per the insiders, Geetha Arts who has co-produced the film, is releasing their Telugu film Dhruva on December 9, and they did not want the movies to clash on the same date.
Sundaranga Jaana would have had an impact on Dhruva's collections in Karnataka if both had released on the same day. This postponement will give the Telugu release an advantage as there are no other big Kannada films releasing on Dec 9.
Also, the other reports suggest that producers were not ready to experiment as demonetization is still affecting the Kannada movies' collections. This is quite evident as none of the releases in the last few weeks managed to get decent collections.
With postponement of Sundaranga Jaana, John Jani Janardhan will have a solo release on December 9 and this should help the film to get good openings. Distributors Jayanna Films is planning to increase the theater count as it is a solo release.
John Jani Janardhan was supposed to release on November 11th but makers postponed the release to December 9 due to sudden note ban. We will have to wait and see whether the decision of the producers was right.
As we reported earlier, Sundaranga Jaana distribution rights for Karnataka has been bagged by Gokul Films. They are planning to release in 200 odd theaters release in Karnataka and the makers are planning for simultaneous release in other metropolitan cities as well.