Thalaivii: Kangana Ranaut Blasts Multiplexes For Refusing To Showcase Her Film; Calls It Unfair And Cruel
Controversy’s favourite child, Kangana Ranaut expresses her disappointment with multiplexes refusing to screen Thalaivii on social media
Kangana Ranaut’s Thalaivii which was to release on the 10th of this month, has hit a road block. Apparently, the multiplex chains have refused to showcase the film in the theatres. The Manikarnika actress took to her social media page to blast the multiplexes and their partiality. “Multiplexes have diffent (different) rules when it comes to big hero films. They released Radhe simultaneously on OTT and theatres . They have released Master with 2 week’s window, releasing Hollywood movies with simultaneous OTT release in US, but refusing to screen even the South of THALAIVII which have a 4 weeks window. @pyrcinemas official @inoxmovies the system makes sure that no woman rises and then complains why don’t we have women super stars bringing audiences to theatre on her own like men do … “, she blasted.
Adding on she continued saying, “@pvrcinemas_official @inoxmovies says they are on ventilator but even then (the) bullying harassment and ganging up seems their top most priority…. Simply explains why they are in this state in the first place! Hope better sense prevails! Content makers have too many options to showcase their work but we need to multiplexes support to save them ….”
When very few films are choosing theatrical release, Kangana claimed that her ‘brave producers’ Vishnu Induri and Shaailesh Singh are compromising on huge profits and letting go of exclusice streaming options for “the love of cinema”. Apparently the producers were looking to release the Hindi version of Thalaivii with a 2 week window and the south on with a 4 week window but the multiplexes will have none of that. The multiplexes are demanding a 4week window for the Hindi version of Thalaivii, claiming the Netflix release date is too close to the theatrical release.
Given Thalaivii is a hugely anticipated film, with Queen actor Kangana Ranaut once again doing a biopic after Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. An exclusive theatrical release should have been a win-win for both the parties, but I guess we will just have to wait and watch, who bows down to whose diktats.