Mumbai, Dec 21 (UNI) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who has produced and directed ''Taare Zameen Par'', was much relieved as his film will be screened in multiplexes after an amicable settlement with exhibitors in the Metropolis today.
The bone of contention was that the distributors had demanded more than 50 per cent revenue but the multiplex owners had refused to do so.
Speaking to UNI, Taranjit Singh from Fame Adlabs said, ''All our terms have been settled and we will be screening ''Taare Zameen Par'' in all our multiplexes from tomorrow.'' Vikram Verma of Fun Republic said ''We had a meeting right now and negotiations have ended. Things are settled and we will be screening the film from today at 1530 hrs.'' Manoj Desai, owner of Gaiety Galaxy and Maratha Mandir theatres, said, ''We have already been screening both the films ''Taare Zameen Par'' and ''Welcome''.'' The film was recently in some trouble after its posters were torn down in Vadodara by two organisations, who demanded an apology from Aamir Khan for his ''anti-Sardar Sarovar Dam'' remarks.
According to trade pandits, experts and analysts, the film will not be affected by the negative publicity. Film critic Komal Nahata said ''The film is exceptional and whatever has happened in Gujarat will not affect the brisk business in other metros.'' Multiplex owners unanimously said, ''The film is good'.
After the matinee show, viewers' reaction give it a thumbs up rating. Zara Shroff, a viewer, said ''The film delves beautifully in the psyche of a child.'' Another viewer, Suman Dubey said ''it is one of the best films ever made on kids.'' UNI