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Shocking - Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam not releasing in theatres

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Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association and the Confederation of Theatre Owners and Distributor's Associations have announced their stand on the release of Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam. They have confirmed that the film will not be released in entire state for the actor's decision to air the film directly on DTH platforms.

The meeting was held on Thursday in Tirchy (January 3) and the guilds have passed the resolution to boycott Vishwaroopam. Neither distributors will buy the film nor theatre owners will screen those movies, which will be directly aired on DTH platforms, said an association member.

Rama M Annamalai, state president of the Theatre Owners Association, claimed that they are still open for negotiation with Kamal Hassan. But he has given a deadline to Kamal by stating that the settlement should happen before the release of Vishwaroopam on DTH i.e., before January 10.

He further added that they have taken the decision to protect the interest of theatres and distributors and they are not against any stars.

A Still From Vishwaroopam

"We will not allow the stars, who grew to such a stature because of us, to kick the ladder that promoted them," Annamalai told Times of India.

A Still From Vishwaroopam

They have clarified their stand by saying that Kamal Hassan should cancel the deal with the DTH companies. Else, no theater in Tamil Nadu will screen Vishwaroopam.

A Still From Vishwaroopam

The theatre and distributor guilds have also requested CM Jayalalithaa to intervene to resolve the issue.

A Still From Vishwaroopam

The meeting was attended by 700 members from both theatre and distribution associations. R Panneer Selvam, the general secretary of Theatre Owners Association, and Abirami Ramanathan, the associate president, were also present.

A Still From Vishwaroopam

Vishwaroopam is an action-thriller, which also features Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose and Andrea Jeremiah in important roles. Kamal Hassan himself has directed the film.

Topics: kamal hassan, vishwaroobham
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