Timely intervention by the Vishal-led Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) has helped in easing out the bottlenecks which threatened the worldwide release of Tollywood’s S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2 next Friday (28th April).
Awaited with unabated interest by the whole of Indian cinema, expectations about what is in the offing in Baahubali 2 have been increasing with each passing day now that the film’s global release is ‘within a short distance’. The film is being released in its Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi versions and in other foreign language versions in more than 5,000 halls across the globe.
Distribution and release rights of the film’s Tamil version were acquired by Sri Green Productions. In the meantime, ACE filed a petition last week with the Chennai High Court staging that as Saravanan of Sri Green Productions had to pay a loan of Rs.1.8 crores, it wanted the Court to postpone/ban the film’s release in theatres till the amount is settled.
When the case came up for hearing last week, the Court asked Saravanan to furnish a reply by18th April. When the case was taken up again, both the sides told the Court that they had decided to withdraw the case as they had reached an amicable settlement among themselves as brokered by the Producers’ Council.