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Kannada film industry-Multiplexes' row ends

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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The long stand off between Kannada film producers and Multiplex owners is coming to an end just after a week after the Bollywood film industry had ended its row with Multiplexes. The row had started four weeks back on sharing revenue. Multiplexes had stopped screening big Kannada movies like Upendra starrer 'Dubai Babu' and Vijay starrer 'Taakat".

Multiplexes like INOX, PVR have already started screening newly released movies Olave Jeevana Lekkachara and Karanji since Friday. Vijaya Kumar, secretary of the distribution sector of the KFCC, negotiated with the multiplex owners. He said that the positive attitude of the producers and multiplexes owners made the settlement easy.

The Kannada film producers had two major demands. The first was to increase the percentage of revenue share on the basis of occupancy ratios. The second demand was to provide multi screening facilities for big budget Kannada films.

However, the multiplexes owners especially owners of PVR, INOX, Fun Cinemas are really happy. They are looking forward to the release of some good Kannada films. The say that they have the best infrastructure to attract the audience, but they need good films. They are just hoping to recover their loss that they had to face for the past two months due to IPL cricket.

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