Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam faced more turbulance on Friday as a joint meeting held by the Tamil Nadu Theatre Association (TNTA) boycotted the idea of premiering films directly on DTH. The meeting took place in Chennai and the board accepted the idea of the Chennai Theatre Federation, head by Abirami Ramanathan which suggested that DTH films shouldn't be screened in theatres.
The event also had another powerful body taking part, in the Tamil Nadu Distributors Federation (TNDF). This agrees with the cable operators across Tamil Nadu who feel that their business will face disrupt with any DTH release. This makes the problem more complex for Kamal Haasan who is already facing issues in North India after multiplex giants PVR being against the Tamil DTH release. Apparently, the group worry that the idea will speak a similar change in Bollywood.
With so many issues shadowing the film it's hard to see how exactly the release will pan-out. Let's wait and watch what happens.