The exhibitors in Kerala have gone on a strike agitating against Piracy closing down 405 odd screens there. They threaten an indefinite shutdown of theaters from tomorrow. While they say Piracy as a reason for this strike, the actual reason is the ego clashes between exhibitor and distribution associations.
The actual motive is to obstruct the release of the movie in Kerala which is being distributed by a big distributor, Global United Media. If the talks make progress and the strike is called off, the movie will be releasing in 120 screens with which Global United Media already made the agreements.
Baahubali is dubbed into Malayalam. The distributor had promoted the film very well there and the movie has got decent hype there. He hopes to make good money there if the movie releases as per plan. Baahubali is releasing this Friday simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam.