Bengaluru: On Friday, Bengalureans can look forward to a record of 45 flicks in various languages and experience a visual extravaganza. Although Bengaluru can accommodate a number of films with the 100 single-screen movie halls and 40 multiplexes, the number of releases defies the ceiling fixed by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC).
Among the 45 films, nine Kannada movies are included which include ‘Brahmachari’, ‘Damayanti’, ‘Mookajjiya Kanasugala’, ‘Mundiana Nildana’, eight Telegu, six each from Bengali and Hindi, four Malayalam and three each from Tamil and English. The list is more enhanced by the presence of Punjabi and Bhojpuri movies.
During the last two months, films with certificates from regional film chambers have been flooding the theatres. The producers become competitive as they compete for theatres to ensure the movies get released by the end of the year in order to become eligible for getting government subsidy.
The high number of films from other states have posed a problem for Kannada film producers. The competition commission has barred film chambers from limiting the number of such films. KFCC chairman D R Jairaj said due to the lack of cooperation from the producers, the chamber has not been able to enforce the rule, formed eight years ago, limiting the number of Kannada releases.