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Sun Pictures' Endhiran facing tough time in Karnataka

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Sun Pictures is facing a tough time in Karnataka after the Karanataka Film Chamber of Commerce warned it to release Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Bachchan starrer Tamil movie Endhiran only in 24 theatres. The film is made in three languages i.e. Endhiran in Tamil, Robo in Telugu and Robot in Hindi and the bosses wanted to screen them in more than 60 centres in Karnataka.

As per the norms of the KFCC, a non-Kannada movie can be released in only 24 theatres. Although Endhiran is made in three different languages, all three films deal with same story, cast and crew. So they are treated as one movie. So the KFCC has allowed the bosses to release in only 24 theatres.

This is not the first time that a non-Kannada movie is facing this kind of obstacle. Earlier, the big budget films like Kites and Raavan were the victims of this rule of the KFCC. The bosses of Raavan, which was also made in three languages, approached the Karnataka High Court for help, but in vein.

However, the Karnataka distribution rights of movie Endhiran, which is said to have been made with a whopping amount of Rs. 170 crores, have been sold for Rs. 9.75 and distributors Mohan Kumar and Muniraju Mallesh Palya have reportedly bought the rights of the film.

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