Malayalam movies to be withdrawn from theatres on Dec. 30

The Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation, an organisation of theater owners, have demanded that they be paid half the earnings of movies, resulting in a stand-off with producers and distributors

Malayalam movies to be withdrawn from theatres on Dec. 30

The Malayalam Film Producers Council and Distributors Association has decided to withdraw Malayalam films that are currently being screened in the theatres after December 30 (Friday) to put pressure on the Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation (KFEF) over the issue of splitting revenue.

The Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation, an organisation of theater owners, demanded that they be paid half the earnings of movies, resulting in a stand-off with producers and distributors,

Malayala Manorama has reported.

It was decided not to cooperate with the distributors, who released Tamil movie Kaththi Sandai, starring Tamannaah and Vishal in the lead, and Aamir Khan's Dangal, disregarding the earlier decision not to release movies during Christmas.

It has also been decided that when the stand-off ends, six Malayalam movies, which have not been released, will be provided a “competition free” one-month screening.