Folks, greed is often inversely proportional to quality.
Case in point – Bollywood.
Now the Bollywood bubbleheads are at loggerheads with the multiplex owners.
You ask, about what? Over money, what else.
Seeking 50% share of the box office revenues, Bollywood producers are now boycotting the multiplexes and holding up release of new movies. Don’t be surprised if the BollywoodÂ clowns next demand a share of the popcorn, Pepsi and parking revenues.
Indian multiplex owners rightly say that the payout they make to producers oughtÂ to stay at the current 40%-48% level and be based on the performance of the movie.
We have never stepped inside an Indian multiplex but from what we hear they are far superior to the single-screen theaters we used to frequent in a bygone era.
Multiplex owners, who have made significant investments, presumably find it difficult to attract crowdsÂ given the mostly pathetic quality of Bollywood movies.
If Bollywood producers want more revenues, let them figure out other ways like slashing the ridiculous sums paid to stars who can’t act if their lives depended on it and by reexamining DVD and TV licensing rights.
But more than anything else, let Bollywood first learn to make better quality movies. If these bozosÂ make better movies, moviegoers would likely flock to the theatres.
WeÂ hope the multiplex owners stand firm and united against the unwarranted strike called by the bunch of Bollywood whiners.