Earlier, August 15th used to be one of the prominent
days in line with any other festivals ranging
from Pongal, Tamil New Year, and Diwali to Christmas.
There were a few producers in good old days, like
Balaji whose company co-produced the recently
released Kreedom, who had it a mandate to invariably
release a movie on August 15.
History has witnessed a few good blockbusters
released on the Independence Day. For instance,
Roja that went on to create box office history
and international acclaim bestowed an immense
talent by name A.R. Rahman to Tamil cinema. What
Rahman did to the music scene of Indian cinema
needs no elucidation.
For reasons unknown, this trend is slowly ceasing
to exist – releasing movies on the Independence
Day. Could be that movie making as a profession
is on a decline. Or just that this year the movies
that are being produced are not ready for release