The Hindi-Tamil bilingual film Vishwaroopam, directed and acted by the Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Hassan himself has been the talk of the town for many weeks as it faced many problems regarding its DTH premiere.
Actor Kamal Hassan who has directed and acted in the film has produced it too. He planned for a DTH premiere of the film which was scheduled to be telecasted 8 hours prior to the theater release. This decision of Kamal Hassan caused a lot of disputes between him and the theater owners who were strongly against the DTH premiere since it was announced. And now, after many stages of discussion, the film is all set to hit the screens on the 25th of January. It has been officially announced by Kamal Hassan, that the DTH telecast of the film is likely to be a week later its theater release.
Now the good news is that the film is receiving good response from the audience which is evident from the fast pace of the ticket reservation. Almost all the shows for a week following the film’s release has been booked.
Do you think that the DTH cancellation of the film could be the reason for this incredible booking rate at the theaters or is it the expectation that people have upon this great actor and the advanced technologies that has been implemented in the film? Share your views.
Vishwaroopam to go to Hollywood
Actor Kamal Hassan said the movie would be screened for an audience of Hollywood stars and technicians
The most talked about movie of the year, Vishwaroopam is going to have a Hollywood premier on January 24.
The writer, director and lead actor of the movie, Kamal Haasan, will be flying to Los Angeles on Monday night to be at the premier with members of the cast and crew.
Kamal Hassan said that his magnum opus is going to be premiered at the Hollywood theatre Grove, in Los Angeles, mainly for an audience of Hollywood stars and technicians.
“I am happy to be there as they have evinced keen interest in the film and have asked me to come with my stars and technicians who have worked in the film.
Talking about the issue surrounding DTH, he said, “We have missed the bus. Another film Arbitrage has been shown in the ‘movie on demand’ mode and has collected nearly $14 million.”
He said, every day, a new scientific invention was born and that DTH was not a new one.
“It was there and we need to use it to our satisfaction. I wanted a Tamil film to be the first to be shown on DTH,. I will try to do my best for the film industry in whatever way possible,” he said.