The Tollywood circuit is a huge industry and though it has thousands of members, it is actually controlled by a handful few. One among them is the crafty and shrewd Daggubati Suresh Babu. For a long time, he has maintained an iron fist over the theatre circuit and distribution network. Now, he seems to be in a bit of tension.
The truth remains that he has almost all the theatres across both the Telugu states. Recently he was interacting with the media when he expressed anguish over the policies of the digital players when it comes to collecting fees from theatre owners. He also raised a concern over how movies are now coming to home entertainment within three to four weeks.
While his concerns are genuine some are reading between the lines. They say “Suresh Babu’s tensions are valid because it is possible that soon people will not come to theatres due to lack of interest and knowing the film would come in the small screen in a short span. If that happens, it would be a death blow to his business, hence he wants to overpower this challenge.”