Guruprasad's Eradane Sala had released in over 60 theaters throughout the state last week. The film got excellent responses from both critics and audiences as well. However, this good response did not translate into collections.
Two other Kannada films and 6 other language films released along with Eradane Sala, which resulted in the film getting less number of shows in multiplexes. The show count further reduced, due to below average response at box-office.
Following this, producer Yogesh had blamed director Guruprasad's absence from promotions for the lukewarm responses. Rightly, Guruprasad has the capacity to attract the audience to theaters and when he is not promoting the film, it will automatically affect the film's collections.
In addition to this, Yogesh reveals that Guruprasad promised to complete the film within nine months when they initially started the project but latter took almost four years to complete the film, which resulted in the increase of budget.
Yogesh had aslo posted on his Facebook page about the withdrawal of the movie from theatres - "Another good swamake movie killed, Eradane Sala will be in theatres till Friday, watch it if possible!
Meanwhile, Yogesh will make a complaint to Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) regarding Guruprasad and his absence from promotions. He intends to get the differences sorted out with the help of industry bigwigs.
The next plan of action for the team is to re-release the film in last week of April or early May once the complaint at KFCC is resolved. And this time, the team expects Guruprasad's involvement in the promotional activities which will do good for the film and its makers.