Avatar 2, which is touted to be the most expensive movie made on a budget of Rs. 12 billion, will release in India in English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil languages. The film will be released worldwide on December 16.
#Avatar2inKannada was trending on Twitter all through Thursday as fans expressed their displeasure about the film’s apparent non-release in the language. Many Kannadiga fans noted that the official trailer was not released in Kannada and The poster also did not mention a Kannada release. Netizens have also alleged that the Kannada teaser, which was earlier on the YouTube account of the production company, is not being seen now.
One fan wrote on Twitter, “Avatar 2 Kannada trailer is not released and I can’t find the Avatar 2 Kannada teaser which was released 5 months back. Did they delete it? They have removed Kannada from the YT image.” Another fan tweeted, “If true this is disrespectful and unfair to millions of fans.”
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Another user said, “A non-Kannada person can get entertained in his/her language in KA state, but Kannadigas have to get entertained in a language other than Kannada!! What a joke !! Please dub #Avatar2InKannada ! It makes business sense as well as caters to linguistic rights.” Another user wrote, “I am actually quite disappointed that a studio house like @20thcentury has succumbed to the flawed suggestions of unscrupulous elements and stopped @officialavatar in Kannada.”
Many fans pointed out that this move, if indeed true, did not make sense as Kannada-dubbed versions of other Indian and Hollywood films have done well in the state in recent years. Over the years, Kannada film industry has given some greatest stars, and mind-blowing movies and has contributed a lot to Indian cinema. The whistles, the claps for favorite heroes, and the roars for our favorite scenes are the best experiences anyone can ask for.
The James Cameron film is the sequel to the 2009 blockbuster Avatar, which is the highest-grossing film in history. The second part–of a planned five-part series–releases globally on December 16.