The countdown to Diwali releases is reaching its climax. There is hardly 24 hours before Diwali releases in Tamil and Hindi hits the screens worldwide.
The final list for Diwali is the following- Vijay’s Thuppakki, STR’s Podaa Podi, Thangar Bachchan’s Ammavin Kaipesi, SRK’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ajay Devgan’s Son of Sardaar.
There was a minor scare when a city civil court got a stay against the release of Ammavin Kaipesi against one of its distributors. But it was vacated by the Madras High Court and film will now release on April 13.
Another issue that has cropped up between multiplexes and Thuppakki distributors in 3 C’s – Chennai, Chengalpet and Coimbatore area is over revenue sharing. The distributors want same share from multiplexes as what they get from single screens.
The ‘Plexes are not agreeable to distributor’s terms and conditions which has resulted in a stalemate. The multiplexes in 3C’s are yet to open booking for Thuppakki in the 3C areas. Meanwhile Podaa Podi has agreed to multiplex terms and got screens and large number of shows.
Meanwhile all these issues are likely to be solved by Monday evening after tough negotiations and hard sell. Diwali will be celebrated in a big way across Tamil Nadu screens.