Big blow to Rajinikanth, film distributors ask for returns after Lingaa’s failure



It is rare that Rajinikanth’s movies flop at box office and Lingaa is one of those rare cases following, which the superstar along with the producers is facing difficulties.

Demanding compensation for the loss incurred after ‘Lingaa’s failure, the distributor R. Singaravadivelan, who looked after Thanjavur and Trichy districts, has sought the permission of the Madras High Court to go on fast in Chennai. Singaravadivelan of Marina Pictures submitted his petition to the court on Tuesday.

“Since most distributors suffered heavy losses due to the failure of the film, we had urged the producer and actor Rajinikanth to repay the initial investment. Since there was no response, I submitted this petition to go on a fast”, R. Singaravadivelan said in an interview to a leading daily.

The movie’s distributors have moved to streets after the flick unexpectedly bombed at the box office. When asked about the return of the payment, the ‘Lingaa’ producers asked distributors to wait until Christmas.

But after not getting any convincing reply from them, the distributors and theatre owners have decided to go on a hunger strike on January 10 at Valluvar Kottam, Chennai.

The Madras High Court, led by Justice T.S Sivagnanam, urged the intervention of the government in this matter.

Earlier, it was seen that Rajinikanth returned the part of his money to distributors when his film ‘Badshah’ didn’t do well at the box office.

Moreover, it’s seen that most of the distributors looking at the backing of the big stars in the movie pay huge amount hoping that it will be a big success but one failure leaves them nowhere.

Let’s see where the entire issue leads to.


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