India, Sept. 8 -- Theatres are just about getting back on their feet, but they are in no mood to accept a two-week gap between the OTT and big screen release of actor Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivii. While Telugu and Tamil versions of the film have a four-week window before they release on OTT, the Hindi version does not. And this decision of the multiplexes hasn't gone down too well with Ranaut, who even took to social media to share her angst.

The industry, however, seems divided over the matter. While multiplex owners say a two-week gap won't do them much good, trade analysts believe makers are not wrong about their decision.

Trade analyst Komal Nahta says, "Producers are right. The film sells 20-25% more (depending on many factors) if they...