The ban on dubbing movies in other languages to Kannada was put in place over 20 years ago, when the Kannada film industry was still in its infancy. In spite of many activists asking for a lift on the ban, most Kannada actors and groups are against it.
The protesters are worried about market of Kannada cinema if dubbed movies starts doing big in karnataka. Protesters added that ” They (who wishes to release dubbed movies) have no concern for the workers in the Kannada Film industry. We cannot support releasing dubbed movies so we will take whatever measures to stop them. ”
This is the actual issue for the protest on releasing Sathyadev IPS , the kannada dubbed version of Thala Ajith’s Yennai Arindhaal . Some people are trying to use this issue to critics Thala Ajith and Yennai Arindhaal . So kindly don’t react to this issue and those people . The protest has nothing to do with Thala Ajith’s Yennai Arindhaal , but it faces the problem as it is the first release in kannada after the 20 years ban.
— Team Ajithism