Pyramid Saimira acquires distribution rights of three films


Mumbai: Pyramid Saimira Theatre Ltd has acquired the distribution rights of three movies namely Saroja in Tamil, Shoot on Sight (a Hinglish movie) and Ganesha Mathe Banda in Kannada.

Pyramid Saimira Group chairman and managing director P.S. Saminathan said, "We are very happy with the way Veruthe Oru Bhariya has been received by our audiences in Kerala. It was a conscious decision on our part to release the movie across selected 33 screens in the state as this would ensure that collections remain steady over a period of time. We will also be releasing Saroja, Shoot on Sight and Ganesha Mathe Banda shortly and we’re sure that these films will also do well. We have also recently released Mukhbiir which is running successfully all over India."

Saroja and Shoot on Sight are expected to hit the theatres on 5 September and 19 September respectively. Saroja is being directed by Venkat Prabhu of the Chennai 600028 fame and the cast includes S. P. B. Charan, Premji Amaren and Siva.

Shoot on Sight has been directed by Jagmohan Mundhra. The movie has been inspired by the bombings that occurred in London on 7 July, 2005, thereby resulting in the death of 52 people on London’s underground network. The cast includes Naseeruddin Shah, Brain Cox, Greta Scacchi, Om Puri, Gulshan Grover, Sadie Frost and Mikaal Zulfiqar. The movie has already been released in 60 screens in the UK.

Ganesha Mathe Banda, directed by Pani Ramachandra, revolves around a family of unique individuals who tend to think radically different from one another. This tendency leads to a conflict between the traditional and the modern outlook to life and has a huge impact on the family. The movie largely reflects the situation that is seen in many Indian households and is bound to go down well with the audiences.

Veruthe Oru Bhariya, the latest Malayalam film starring Jayaram, has grossed collections of close to Rs 1.5 crore within just two weeks after being distributed in Kerala by Pyramid Saimira Theatre Ltd, the distribution and exhibition arm of the Pyramid Saimira Group. The film, directed by Akku Akbar was made with a budget of Rs 1.4 crore and collections for the film are expected to see a significant upsurge with Onam around the corner.