Simbu celebrates, producer grieves!

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 21, 2005 15:30 hrs

Last Saturday, actor Silambarasan celebrated the 100th day of his much talked about Manmathan at a little known theatre Gopikrishna Complex in Ayanavaram in Chennai. Simbu fans had a genuine reason to celebrate as the film gave their hero a new found image and also his biggest hit.

But in a corner, the producer of the film Krishnakanth of Indian Theatre Productions was grieving as Manmathan just proved to breakeven for him. The cost of the film was around Rs 5 Crore and at the time of release it was on deficit. Simbu with the help of his dad T.Rajendar had backed the producer and bailed him out.

The trust that Krishnakanth had in his distributors were lost even though the film collected well in cities. The distributors argue that the cost of the film was very high and a Simbu film should have been wrapped up for Rs 2.5 Crore.

More bad news for Krishnakanth was when Cheran walked out on him and now he will no longer be the producer of Thavamai Thavam Irundhu. It will now be produced by one of Cheran’s friend. Now Krishnakanth is only left with Vivek’s Solli Adippen which is being delayed indefinitely as the film has no buyers.

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