Will the ongoing strike in Kollywood end by this week?

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 15:17 hrs
'Kaala' is scheduled to release on April 27

Actor Arvind Swamy says that he is getting tired of the ongoing strike of TFPC. “To be honest, I am kind of getting tired of this strike. Want to get back to work. Have no idea of the progress made in the  terms put forward or the negotiations . I just hope everyone can get back to working soon and making movies. Thousands affected, need quick resolutions”, posted Arvind Swamy on Twitter.

A tripartite meet with the presence of producers, theater owners, and digital service providers will be held on April 17 in Chennai. The entire industry wants the strike to be over tomorrow. But the big hurdle here is producers say that there is no change in their stance, they can’t pay Visual Print Fee (VPF) and wants the theater owners to bear the cost.

Producers are ready to end the strike if theater owners agree to pay VPF or sign deal with other digital service providers who are ready to provide 50% offer on the existing charges.

As TFPC has stopped all the new Tamil and Telugu films, theater owners are struggling with older contents and some of the newly released English films like Rampage and The Hurricane Heist. If the strike continues, theater owners only believe in the Avengers: Infinity Wars to bring back the young crowd to theaters.

Even if the strike ends, only a big film will compensate the losses incurred. But TFPC says they will only release small films that were censored long back and hence, Kaala has been pushed to June.

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