There will be a paucity of theaters when one or two big movies release in a week or two. Now we have 3 to 4 big releases in next three weeks which might lead to a shortage of theaters.
Doddmane Hudga, which is releasing this week enjoys a solo release advantage, the movie is releasing in more than 300 theaters. There are reports that count may exceed 350 but let's wait till Friday for the exact count.
This Puneeth starrer has very huge expectations and because of this, the distributors are forced to give multiple theaters and shows in each and every region. This is also one of the reasons why the film has got a record number of theaters.
Next week, we have two releases Jaguar releasing on October 6 and Dana Kayonu releasing on October 7. Jaguar is being released by HD Kumarswamy through his own banner and he is making sure that film gets the best theaters in each and every location.
Dana Kayonu is being released by financier of the movie, Bharath Dayanand through different distributors like Jayanna Films, based on the region. As the movie is from a unique combination of Yogaraj Bhat and Vijay, the makers are planning for release in 200 theaters.
Another most expected movie of the season - Nagarahavu is expected to release on October 14. So far, there is no news of distributors or theater bookings but this may be confirmed in a day or two. Other notable releases Badmaash, Naanu Matthu Varalakshmi are expected to release at the same time.
With as many as four big releases, the distributors virtually are on a fight to grab as many theaters as they can for their films.
A blessing in disguise is the theaters which screen Tamil movies regularly. Because of the ongoing Kaveri issue, these theaters are screening Kannada movies and this should help the cause of Kannada producers and distributors to an extent.
Let's wait and watch as to who will get the maximum theaters and which distributor manages to release their films in the best theaters. What we can do is, wish good luck to all the Kannada films.