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Thalaiva might wait, as producers, service providers fight it out

About 30 Tamil films slated for a March release have been delayed with the industry suffering Rs 1.5-2 billion loss

Thalaiva might wait, as producers, service providers fight it out
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Gireesh Babu Chennai
Those waiting with bated breath to see their favourite Thalaiva in Kaala, slated for an April release, might be in for a disappointment. Almost 30 Tamil films that were to be released in March have been delayed, with a cumulative loss of about Rs 1.5-2 billion for the industry.

The reason is a tussle among cinema owners, film producers, and digital service providers (DSPs), who give digital prints of movies to cinemas for the virtual print fee (VPF). If things are not sorted out soon, the situation could turn grave for the industry, claim experts. 

Producers in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam

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First Published: Mar 31 2018 | 11:15 PM IST

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