Are the producers of Chhapaak right in going ahead with the release plan on 10th January, 2019?
— Yes, they are justified in going ahead with their original release plan despite the fact that a big-budget TANHAJI: THE UNSUNG WARRIOR is hitting the screens on the same day. After watching the first trailer of CHHAPAAK, you realise that this may well be another content-driven film.
A big Kannada film like Avane Srimannarayana is slated for release on 27th December and it has been dubbed in Hindi too. Since the Hindi dubbed version will release simultaneously, why is it not being promoted in the Hindi-speaking regions as it is being promoted in the Kannada-speaking region?
— It’s rather unfortunate that not much attention is being paid by the producers and distributors to the promotion of the dubbed version which is titled ADVENTURES OF SRIMANNARAYANA. This is the case with most of the dubbed films released. The fact that nowadays, they often hit the screens on the same day as the original versions, should be enough reason for the producers to promote the dubbed version also with the same vigour and enthusiasm.
What will be the extent of loss to the producers of Panipat?
— The monetary loss will be huge, probably to the tune of Rs. 30-35 crore. There’s also the loss of reputation for having gone so drastically wrong in such a big-budget, star-cast film.