Minister Kadambur Raju’s statement on “Darbar” loss issue surprised the citizens of state Tamilnadu. The Minister has asked the distributors who faced loss to approach the government in order to get help. Darbar, having Superstar Rajinikanth in the lead, released for the Pongal festival of 2020. The film which created huge expectations before its release faced mixed reviews from fans after getting released in theatres across the world. Now a latest reports emerged saying that distributors from various places of Tamilnadu trying to meet the lead hero of it to request compensation for the loss it occured.
The film which revolves around the protagonist Adhithya Arunachalam ( Rajinikanth), has every element of a Superstar movie. Nayanthara, Nivetha Thomas, Yogi Babu, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar were done the supporting roles in the film. It is notable that Rajinikanth is returning on screen as a cop after 25 years. The movie was made of a budget of Rs.200 crores, according to reports. Now various reports have suggested that the attempt of distributors to meet Rajinikanth to ask for a compensation went in vain.
Initially the distributors reached Rajini Makkal Mandram office at Raghavendra hall to meet the Superstar. As they could not meet any authentic official there, they approached his residence in Poes Garden. However they couldn’t meet him there either. Reports suggests that 9 districts in tamilnadu has faced a huge loss which made them to put effort in meeting the actor and aspiring politician.
Now Mr. Kadambur Raju, Minister of Information and Publicity has said that distributors haven’t approached the government so far. “The distributors haven’t raised a complaint about Darbar loss. Regarding “Darbar” Lyca production approached us for special shows and we allowed it. No distributors came to us complaining about the loss. Theatre owners has said that the movie is performing well in the box office which I came to known through media. The government will reach out to the Producers council and ensure that the right decision is made” said Kadambur Raju according to source.
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This statement from the Minister has made netizens to react in various ways. Check out some of their reactions below :
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அப்படியே விவசாயிகளுக்கும் சிறு வியாபாரிகள் நஷ்டத்தில் தான் இருகிறார்கள் உதவலாமே ?— Ajeem sulthan (@AjeemSulthan) February 3, 2020
விவசாயம் பண்ணி நஷ்டத்துல தற்கொலை பண்ணிக்கிட்டவங்க, சொந்தத் தொழில் செஞ்சு நஷ்டமாகி வாழ்க்கையைத் தொலைச்சவங்க, அதுனால குடும்பத்தோட தற்கொலை பண்ணினவங்க எல்லார் ஆன்மாவும் திருப்தி அடைஞ்சிருக்கும். https://t.co/MuJyEeUwor— டீ (@teakkadai1) February 3, 2020
The distributor of Chengalpet district Mr. Kaliappan said that the distributors are currently weighing all the options. After discussing about the loss faced by each distributor in a meeting with Rajinikanth, Kaliappan said that the further next course of actions will be decided. However, the meeting they are expecting is yet to happen.
In his statement to media, Kaliappan said that he approached Lyca Productions as well. “We approached Lyca productions. They said they too have faced a huge loss and said that they couldn’t help us. Since the movie got failed to perform in the box office, we are suffering” Kaliappan said who added that they have faced a loss of 30% of total money they have invested in Darbar.