There will be a paucity of theaters when one or two big movies release in a week or two. Now we have 3 to 4 big releases in next three weeks which might lead to a shortage of theaters.
Doddmane Hudga, which is releasing this week enjoys a solo
release advantage, the movie is releasing in more than 300
theaters. There are reports that count may exceed 350 but let's
wait till Friday for the exact count.
This Puneeth starrer has very huge expectations and because of
this, the distributors are forced to give multiple theaters and
shows in each and every region. This is also one of the reasons why
the film has got a record number of theaters.
Next week, we have two releases Jaguar releasing on October 6
and Dana Kayonu releasing on October 7. Jaguar is being released by
HD Kumarswamy through his own banner and he is making sure that
film gets the best theaters in each and every location.
Dana Kayonu is being released by financier of the movie, Bharath
Dayanand through different distributors like Jayanna Films, based
on the region. As the movie is from a unique combination of Yogaraj
Bhat and Vijay, the makers are planning for release in 200
Another most expected movie of the season - Nagarahavu is
expected to release on October 14. So far, there is no news of
distributors or theater bookings but this may be confirmed in a day
or two. Other notable releases Badmaash, Naanu Matthu Varalakshmi
are expected to release at the same time.
With as many as four big releases, the distributors virtually
are on a fight to grab as many theaters as they can for their
A blessing in disguise is the theaters which screen Tamil movies
regularly. Because of the ongoing Kaveri issue, these theaters are
screening Kannada movies and this should help the cause of Kannada
producers and distributors to an extent.
Let's wait and watch as to who will get the maximum theaters and which distributor manages to release their films in the best theaters. What we can do is, wish good luck to all the Kannada films.