On the one side the bigwigs like SVR Singh Babu and Basanthkumar Patil says the Karnataka government has given everything to this Kannada film industry.
When the power houses of politics come to cinema function instead of giving a pleasant welcome, treating them well the bigwigs never forget to ask more and more.
The permanent asking off late is the ‘Piracy’ Act introduction. On the ‘Rebel’ launch day SVR Singh Babu known for making high sounding observations said the money for the terrorism is coming from ‘Piracy’. It is a discovery of a weekly popular English magazine he says. 70 million come to terrorist from Piracy activity. So to put an end to terrorism the piracy should be stopped – Singh Babu fortunately did not say like this.
In the presence of controversial minister of Excise Renukacharya – Singh Babu made two more points and urged the minister to discuss with chief minister and do the needful.
One was related to theatres coming up all over Karnataka. Kannada films have only 150 theatres out of 900 screens today is the statistics of Singh Babu. Second issue was bringing down the ticket price to a maximum of Rs.90. This uniform ticket price allows the audience for more purchasing power. In that case audiences are left with money to watch Kannada films is the ulterior motive of this statement from Singh Babu.
For the Excise Minister Renukacharaya statement KFCC President Basanthkumar Patil the Kannada film industry has not become weak. Out of 60 releases so far this year only five are good in the box office – yet Basanthkumar Patil says we are not weak.
No one talks about discipline, quality in films and dedication!