One of the production companies of Dredd is the Indian company Reliance Entertainment, their logo is also visible on the movie poster. The multiplex Big Cinemas is part of the Reliance group of companies. Yet on opening week the movie Dredd was playing with only one show in Mangalore Big Cinemas, that too on Screen 4, which is the mini theater sized screen. In the past Hollywood movies were being screened on Screen 4 in Mangalore after one or two weeks of playing on the Screen 1 or 2. Now Mangalore Big Cinemas is screening new movies straight away to Screen 4.
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I despise the fact that Reliance Entertainment also has a stake in Dreamworks as they invested several millions with the studio few years back. It would have been better if a more reputed company perhaps like Tata had invested in Dreamworks instead. The brand name Reliance especially after their venture into the telecommunication division is synonymous with words likes "cheap product" and "poor customer service". Of course I thought Reliance Entertainment might stand apart from their other divisions, but looks like maintaining brand image and quality service to their consumers is not part of their company motto and their lack of diligence is uniform on all their platforms.
Can't wait to see how Reliance Entertainment handles the release of Lincoln in India, which is another Dreamworks production with Reliance.