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Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam, which is facing stiff opposition for its release on Direct-To-Home (DTH) format, is not only one of the biggest films of Tamil film industry but also a mega-budget film made in the Indian film circuit.
With the budget reaching close to 100 crores, the movie bosses of the multilingual film are expecting to make huge business at the Box Office. The theatrical, DTH, satellite rights and other rights have already generated a good revenue for the producers.
According to Kamal Hassan, Vishwaroopam is made with the budget of Rs 95 crores and he wants the film to make 100 percent profit for the makers of the film. Speaking to the NDTV, he said, "I expect a profit of 100 percent from Vishwaroopam for which it has to collect 350 crores that includes theatrical and DTH."
Meanwhile, Kamal Hassan has filed a complaint with police. He has been receiving threats that the movie would be pirated and power supply to the cinemas screening will be suspended. Continue reading on the slideshow...
"I have been receiving threats that the film will be pirated and electricity supply to the theatres, which have decided to screen it will be suspended. Since these are against the law, I preferred to lodge a complaint with Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order)," Mr Haasan told reporters in Chennai.
The 58-year-old actor, also the movie's director, sought the state government's help and met Home Secretary R Rajagopal, sources said.
The movie landed in controversy after the actor decided to release it on DTH platform on January 10, a day ahead of its release in cinemas.
Though several theatre associations, including Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association and Madurai-Ramanathapuram United Film Distributors, threatened not to screen the movie, Mr Hassan said the film will be released across 390 theatres.
He described the move as an "evolutionary growth" and insisted it was the "way to go forward".