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Kuselan controversy continues

By: By: Settu Shankar
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It seems that the Kuselan headache still persists for its producers and distributors. The exhibitors of the film are demanding the settlement of the balance compensation amount, due to the north district exhibitors.

According to the theater owner's association the producers have given compensation to most of the theater owners who screened the film. But the exhibitors belonging to North Arcot, Coimbatore and Tiruchi have complained that the outright purchaser of the film, Pyramid Saimira has not paid the balance amount of Rs.54 lakhs.

Now the Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners' Association has announced that they will not screen Kavithalaya's new film Thiruvannamalai due in December and Pyramid Saimira's Naan Kadavul releasing for Pongal.

R.Paneerselvam, Secretary of the association said, "Rs 6.65 compensation package was decided upon to be paid by all concerned. But they have paid that only to theatre owners of Chennai city, Chengalpattu, TK, Madurai and Salem. They are yet to pay Coimbatore, Tiruchi and North Arcot area people, so we have decided to boycott their films."

After hearing the boycott announcement, the Managing Director of Pyramid Saimira Saminathan declared that the exhibitors have over reacted and just because of their false campaign the film has suffered in many areas. "Actually they have to approach their distributors to get the compensation. In fact they are the real reason for the film's debacle in many centers. If they continue the same attitude we will approach the court...".

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