Kochiites love for cinema might have to take a backseat for a while. Sadly, true. You would have read on the dailies and seen on channels how movie-makers are going through a tough time due to the untimely strike which was least expected at this time of the year. In a land where strikes and hartals ain’t a rare sight, this strike might not ‘raise brows’ for many. But definitely for the youngsters and movie-lovers in the state who crave for a weekend break by watching a movie, this shall come as heartbreaking news.
When movie-makers themselves have admitted that movies from other languages are making money here, our movie-makers have been having a hard time trying to even bring Malayalam movies playing in our theatres. Theatre owners are at strike. Producers who shell out crores are at risk. Their money is at stake. Directors and actors have a tough time postponing the dates and rescheduling them. Well, everyone has their own sad tales to share. But we are equally sad. We are losing out on some good movies this coming week (which will be postponed and released, god knows when!).
Definitely does not look good! But who is to take the blame in this ‘not-me-its-you’ game. Now let us wait and watch to see how the curtain closes to this dramatically acclaimed game of the Cinema Industry. We are, as always, the passive spectators. Aren’t we?