At last, all the agitations and protests made by the distributors who lost crores of their investments with the utter flop result of ‘Linga’, have gone fruitful. Reports from Chennai reveal that Superstar Rajinikanth has accepted to compensate Rs.10crores to the distributors. A group of distributors and exhibitors met on 18 December to discuss the losses they had incurred due to “Lingaa” failing at the collection centres.
They have decided to request Rajinikanth to intervene and compensate them for their losses. In the mean time, they will also be having talks with Vendhaar Distributors, who acquired the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights from Eros International.
However, it is different in Tamil Nadu for “Lingaa” as people are still coming to watch the movie. But the distributors are not likely to recover their money if the movie continues to earn at this pace. Hence, they are now planning to seek compensation.
“Lingaa” has earned ₹150crore (gross) worldwide from three languages (Tamil, Telugu & Hindi). The Kollywood movie made a pre-business of ₹200crore by selling various rights, including theatrical. The movie was made with a budget of ₹120crore.