Century Shivaraj Kumar's latest film Shiva is being released in 220 theatres or more, it is definite, says the film's producer K.P,Srikanth. This means that Shiva will be releasing in more number of theatres in the state compared to Shivaraj Kumar's previous release Jogayya directed by Prem which was the actor's 100th film.
More than the theatre count and release in maximum number of multiplexes it is the number of shows in multiplexes which is now being discussed. Since there will be no competition from any bigger film from other languages, the multiplexes have increased the space for the screenings of Shiva. The Mysore Sathyam multiplex will have 11 screenings of the film. Cinepolis in Bengaluru have also increased the number of shows as well as other multiplexes. The vision cinemas and cine polis have already started online bookings for the film.
Already huge cutouts and vinyl banners placed in theatres in Mysore, Mandya, Davanagere, Hubli and other centers. Shivaraj Kumar's fans have occupied major space in the theatre to display posters and banners wishing the huge success of the film. In Mysore four shows in Sangam and Saraswathi have been sold out, while there has been a huge inquiry in DRC and Sathyam Multiplex screens. DRC two shows have been sold out according to information available.
Meanwhile the decision to release "Shiva' in more than sixty theatres in Bengaluru city is also being hotly discussed. Nowadays no one will expect the film to have a longer run, but even the chances of a decent run in some good theatres in suburbs will be curtailed because of this decision, argue some of the film industry trade personalities.