Kochi: With the release of Dulquer Salman starrer ‘Salute’ in OTT, Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala (FEOUK) has entered into an open conflict with Dulquer and his production house Wayfarer Films. The organisation has also warned other film producers who move against the policies of the film exhibitors. However, the association of the producers have taken a stance of ‘samadooram’ in this issue.
FEOUK claims that Dulquer had betrayed the theatre owners in the case of ‘Salute’. The movie has been released on OTT platform by violating the agreement with the exhibitors, alleged FEOUK.
The producers’ union has taken a moderate stance to the theatre groups and OTT platforms. Each producer has the right to choose between an OTT platform and theatres to release their movies. All producers prefer theatres to release their movies, opined the union. However, the producers’ association pointed out that they cannot be stopped if they opt for OTT platforms with the changes demanded by the time.
It has been hinted that the ban imposed on Dulquer will be discussed at the annual conference of FEOUK that will be held at the end of March. FEOUK informed that its members will stay united on issues related to OTT releases.