In recent years, small budget filmmakers have been struggling to get enough number of theatres during any big festival and the holiday seasons as most of the screens will be booked by biggies. They are forced to release their movies during off season. Many a times due to unavailability of dates, they head for bulk release with minimum number of theatres. This make them face severe setback at the Box Office.
With the summer holidays are set to begin from April, small budget filmmakers are in trouble again. Big budget movies like Shadow, Baadshah, Greeku Veerudu and Iddarammayilato are all set to hit the screens across the globe in April and May. The theatrical rights of these films have been acquired by some big distributors, who have already booked a large number of screens for them.
These grand releases are giving a sleepless night to a few small producers, who are vying at the Box Office this weekend. If we are to go by the reports, seven Telugu movies like Back Bench Student, Rye Rye, Operation Duryodhan 2, Jagan, 3G Love, Alajadi and Dasami are releasing in theatres this Friday. Insiders from Tollywood claim that not even one of these movies has got more than 200 screens.
Dasari Narayana Rao has been fighting for the small producers for the past few years and he even supported Tammareddy Bhardwaj and his team in the APFCC elections for the year 2012-13. Addressing the media, new president Tammareddy had promised that he would end the problem of theatres, which has been created by big producers in the state. But he seems to have failed to help out the small producers.
We bring you the details and pictures of the above-mentioned movies. Continue to see them in the slide show.