SP Jananathan worried as YouTube causes loss to cinema

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Thursday, Apr 25, 2013

SP Jananathan worried as YouTube causes loss to cinema

Audio launch for movie ‘Mathapoo’ directed by ‘Thinanthorum’ Nagaraj was held yesterday. Nagaraj has taken up direction of movie after considerable gap. 

Noted cine icons including director Bhagyaraj, SP Jananathan, Balasekaran, Azhagam Perumal, Pandiraj, Suseenthiran, Sasi, Kalanjiyam, lyricist Na Muthukumar, writer Ajayan Bala participated in the audio launch and wished the movie crew. 

Everybody who was there for the audio launch appreciated Nagaraj’s talent and wished him every success in cine field.  But, speech by SP Jananathan, who is treasurer for director’s association, turned out different.  He conveyed his worry about the state of affairs in cine field. 

Here are excerpts from speech by SP Jananathan: -

‘Just go and check out YouTube.  All of the movies released are available in Full HD.  Movie ‘Nanban’ directed by Shankar has been downloaded by as much as 50 lakh people for viewing. 

Movie ‘Thadaiyara Thaakka’, directed by Magizh Thirumeni, starring Arun Vijay has been downloaded and viewed by 20 lakh people.  When one compares this with screening of the movie in theatres, it is equivalent to 25 days of the movie’s screening in theatre.  The viewers do not get it free of cost. 

Since the movie is Full HD one, it would cost about Rs 100 for a person to download the movie.  So, a fan is ready to spend Rs 100 for a movie.  If it is Rs 100 for one person, then calculate how much it is for 20 lakh people. 

But, the huge amount does not go to the producer or director.  As per their account, the movie has incurred loss.  This much of loss is incurred through YouTube.  Also, there is huge loss as the movie is available in pirated VCD websites, and pirated VCDs.  This is something to be contemplated over’, said SP Jananathan with anguish.   

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