In a press statement, Kamal Hassan has announced the Vishwaroopam release date to be January 25th. At the press meet held yesterday, the actor-director had said that he would reveal the release date officially and until then asked the media to stop speculating about it.
The Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Hassan had thanked the exhibitors and distributors for supporting him in his new initiative to release Vishwaroopam in the DTH. He also made it clear that the film will hit the screens in not less than 500 screens in Tamil Nadu.
However, the press note did not contain any details as to the DTH premiere. According to the press note, Kamal Hassan had said: “I appreciate the exhibitors and distributors brethren for having understood my vision of creating a new revenue stream for the film producing community through DTH. I thank each and every one who stood by me and all those who have extended their support and cooperation in this endeavour.”
‘Vishwaroopam’ on TVs and Theatres simultaneously
Controversial actor-producer-director Kamal Hassan cleared the air on Wednesday that he is planning to release his upcoming film ‘Vishwaroopam‘ on both Direct-to-home (DTH) television platform and theatres simultaneously.
“I postponed the release of the movie for my comfort and not because somebody asked me to,” said the actor. Kamal Hassan said a few industry personalities suggested him that it would be a good idea to release the multilingual movie on the same day on DTH and theatres. “I am thinking about it and if it is good for the industry, I will take advice of industry peers,” he said.
The delay will also give him and DTH partners’ time to promote on how to watch the movie on TV. “Many people didn’t know how to book or reach out. There was not enough time before the January 10 release,” he said.
He also said legal notices were sent to 13 people for propagating false statements about the release of the movie and trying to block the release. The movie is likely to release on Jan 25 on telly and theatres simultaneously.
Vishwaroopam – Theatre Owners Have the Last Laugh
The theatre owners and distributors seems to have had the last laugh with Kamal Hassan announcing that his Vishwaroopam will hit the silver screens prior to its DTH telecast. The Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Hassan has said that he has paid heed to the requests placed by his theatre owner friends to release the film in theatres.
Kamal Hassan will discuss with the DTH service providers today on the date of its DTH telecast and reveal the date, say sources.
The star wanted his Vishwaroopam to premiere on the DTH to let the world know that it would bring in more revenue. Unfortunately, this idea had to be put off for obvious reasons.