Tamil Nadu theatres incur Rs.25Cr loss due to floodPublished: December 9, 2015
It’s a devastating moment for almost every industry in the Tamil Nadu state as the heavy flood had shut down the operations for more than a week. With Chennai and few more cities still going through the deplorable scenario, the theatres haven’t started functioning properly. Especially in areas like Pondicherry, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Karaikkal, Vedaranyam, Thiruvaarur, Tanjore, Neelagiri and many more places had the theatres shutdown. Apparently, the screening happened only in areas like Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Nellai, Kanyakumari, Kovai, Salem and Erode are the places, where theatres were operating.
On November 27, some of the most expected films like ‘Inji Iduppazhagi’, ‘Uppu Karuvadu’ and ‘144’ were released. Although, these movies had decent expectations, the rains played a huge havoc in hampering the collections.
Diwali releases like Vedalam and Thoonga Vanam had a successful run of two weeks. But gradually in accordance to this rain had the collections dropping down and Bobby Simha starrer ‘Urumeen’ was released with the hopes that flood waters would be evaporated. To their shock, the after effects of flood prevented crowds from going to theatres and even this film has gone through huge loss.
According to the reports claimed by Former Tamil Nadu Distributors Association President Kalaipuli G Sekaran, the theatre owners of Tamil Nadu have incurred a loss of Rs.25Cr due to this flood.
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