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    Rabble Rousing Random Ramblings by S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

    August 20, 2004

    An increasing culture of intolerance and lack of imagination means that movie goers in Bangalore and all over Karnataka will not be able to watch films made in other languages until 2 months after they've been released. I am not sure if this applies to English and Hindi movies, but certainly Tamil films have been affected.

    As usual, this move is allegedly to protect Kannada cinema. From who? Better made, bigger profit movies made in other parts of India. So Kannada film producers/directors will continue to shamelessly rip-off movies made in other South Indian (mostly Tamil and Telugu) languages, rehash movie songs to no end. But they will complain when they dont get audiences and takers for their crappily made movies. The truth is perhaps that Kannada movie watchers have already seen the originals of many of these movies and have decided that the remake just was not worth watching.

    This is a typically ostrich-like defence mechanism. When you're in trouble, do everything to ensure that the competitor doesn't do well. Your product cannot be to blame, can it?

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