Kannada superstar Sudeep starring ‘HebbuliSV Raghunath, one of the producers, said, ‘ is expected to be released in over 500 screens across the country.This is the first time in Kannada film industry that a film releasing in the highest number of screens.
The film is directed by A Krishna.
‘All distributors have decided to release the film in maximum screens’ says Jack Manjunath, who is releasing the film in Bengaluru.
“The number of screens will go over 350 and it would not be surprising if it touches 400 screens in Karnataka,” he said.
400 screens in Karnataka means two-thirds of the total screens in the state. The film is also being simultaneously released in other states of India. The non-Karnataka release centres expected to cross 100 screens.
The movie Hebbuli is scheduled for release on February 23, forcing other filmmakers to release their films before that.
In January a total of 10 Kannada films being released. February is turning out to be a windfall. 6 films released on February 3 and another six are lined up for release in the second week.
The coming week will see the release of films like Melkote Manja (directed by Jaggesh), Gurunandan’s Smile Please and Amaravathi directed by BM Giriraj.
There are also smaller films by newcomers such as Yenendu Hesaridali.
The movie Hebbuli is one of the big budget film for the Kannada film industry. It is produced under a joint venture between SRV Productions and Umapthy Films.
“The number of screens will easily cross 100 outside Karnataka.In the rest of India, the main concentration is on Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai.The film will be released simultaneously in several foreign countries’ says SV Raghunath, one of the producers.
“The high number of screens is because of the demand by the theatres. In a few countries, the film will release 2-4 days after the release here” he added.