Tamil film industry strike called off after tripartite meeting; Pending films to be released starting April 20

Headed by actor Vishal, the President of Tamil Film Producers’ Council, the meeting ended on a fruitful note with all the parties agreeing to calling off the strike and agreeing to the demands.

By   |     |   3,718 reads   |   0 comments
Tamil film industry strike called off after tripartite meeting; Pending films to be released starting April 20

The Tamil Film Producers’ Council, Theatre Owners Associations and the Digital Service Providers met in Chennai yesterday evening to discuss on the ongoing strike in the Tamil film industry and arrived at a decision to call off the strike after successful negotiations. As per reports, the Digital Service Providers are said to have lowered the Virtual Print Fee (VPF) which was one of the main reasons for the film strike by TFPC. Headed by actor Vishal, the President of Tamil Film Producers’ Council, the meeting ended on a fruitful note with all the parties agreeing to call off the strike and agreeing to TFPC demands. Reports also suggest that the demands by the TPFC about computerisation of ticket sales and reduction in online ticketing charges have also been agreed to in order to accommodate the consumers. Tamil Film Producers’ Council have formed a committee which will meet today and decide on the release dates of the films which have been stuck in the pipeline for close to 50 days.

According to few reports, the committee may decide on starting the releases starting April 20th, 2018, the coming Friday, and an official announcement will be made by the TFPC committee after the meeting. Films like Rajinikanth’s Kaala, Kamal Haasan’s Viswaroopam 2, Karthik Subbaraj’s Mercury and many others have been held in the studios for a long time and a decision on this will be taken today, much to the joy of fans of Tamil cinema. The Tamil film industry went on a strike from March 1st, 2018 and had decided to halt all the new releases and shootings protesting the high Virtual Print Fee charged by the Digital Service Providers. Shootings of many big films like Vijay’s film with A.R.Murugadoss, Vikram’s Dhruva Natchathiram and Ajith’s Viswasam have been on hold due to the strike affecting thousands of workers in the film industry.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.