‘Maya Bazaar’ has been released only in B and C class theatres because of the controversy in the Malayalam film industry that started when Kerala Film Producers Association (KFPA) decided to exhibit new releases in maximum centres in the first week itself but the film Exhibitors Association had opposed the move.
Earlier, new films were being released in 48 centres but it was increased to 85 centres six months ago.
Suresh Kumar, who leads the Producers Association, said the present controversy with the Exhibitors Association is going to end today itself.
“All the issues are being discussed and from tomorrow onwards all the main centres would also be releasing these films,” said Kumar.
But state owned Kerala State Film Development Corporation decided to screen ‘Maya Bazaar’ at the main centres as well.
Mohanlal’s latest movie ‘Kurukshetra’, a film directed by former commando Major Ravi based on the Kargil conflict, was slated for release today.
“I wish that Mohanlal’s film too had been released today, but the release didn’t take place due to some problem,” said Mammootty.
Meanwhile, huge crowds were seen in all the theatres where ‘Maya Bazaar’ was released.