Why isn’t there a DVD of English, August ?

Is there a simple answer to this question? I wish there were.
The negative has been damaged because of ridiculously poor storage at Prasad Labs, Madras.
The restoration costs have skyrocketed and no one wants to pay for this.

So- the DVD gets delayed beyond what I had imagined.

Why can’t we see the film in the cinemas again?

I spoke with several distributors- young and not so. They all said the same thing- the film is too old, no one will come to see it. Period.

I think the Long Tale is something they need to wag.

So when do we get a DVD?

Once I complete my new film I’ll get around to seeing how to restore English, August and bring it back to life.

But it’s painful. I dislike looking back.

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