Bairavaa, which released to packed houses across the globe, is in trouble in Kerala over the ongoing tiff between the Kerala Film Exhibitors' Federation and the distributors and producers over sharing of collections.
With the deadlock continuing, looks like the distributors may incur huge losses.
Following this, the theatre owners have been slapped with a legal notice by the distributors. Here is what has been mentioned in the legal notice:
“This is to inform that M/s. IFAR INTERNATIONAL, Kollam has acquired the Kerala Theatrical Rights of the Tamil Film Bairavaa and we M/s. Sayujyam Cine Release, Kottayam have been appointed as their distributors.Those who have entered into agreement with Ms. Sayujyam Cine Release, Kottayam for screening of Tamil Film "BAIRAVAA", since your association namely Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation have decided to close down the theatres on and from 12th January 2017 by forming a cartel by using your dominant position in the Exhibitors sector which is violate of competition Act 2002. If you adhere with the decision of the Federation, you are liable to pay all the losses sustained by us and we are forced to recover the same through legal remedies. If you do not screen the picture as per the agreement it is a clear violation under the competition commission of India Competition Act 2002.”
Meanwhile, the Vijay starrer took a massive opening and is heading towards the blockbuster status, say sources in the trade.
Directed by Bharathan, the film star Vijay and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles.
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