Bollywood Producers Strike

The April 3 release of 8×10 Tasveer may be the last Hindi film to open in American cinemas for a while. On Saturday, April 4, Bollywood producers ceased releasing new films until they can work out a profit-sharing agreement with the owners of Indian multiplexes. The cinema owners say that they are only willing to turn over a higher share of their profits for movies that prove to be hits.

That means no new Hindi films will open in Chicago area theaters this weekend, nor for the foreseeable future. The AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington is carrying over Aa Dekhen Zara and 8×10 Tasveer for another week.

If you absolutely need an Indian movie fix, Sathyam Cinemas in Downers Grove is showing the Tamil movie Ayan until Friday, April 10, when the Malayalam film Sagar alias Jackie Reloaded starts its run.

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