Minutes after the release of Master’s second promo, Central government issued a statement directing Tamil nadu state government not to provide 100% occupancy in cinema theatres. The Ministry of Health has pointed out that the Tamil nadu government’s order allowing 100 % occupancy in theatres is a violation of the MHA guidelines which allows only 50 % occupancy considering the safety of the citizens against Coronavirus threat.
“The Government of Tamil Nadu has permitted to increase the seating capacity of cinemas theatres/ multiplexes from existing 50% capacity to 100% by following the Standard Operating Procedure. This amounts to dilution of MHA Order dated 28 December, 2020 issued under the DM Act. 2005.” read the notice from the central government.
The order has requested Tamil nadu government to immediately issue necessary order to bring their Guidelines in line with the MHA guidelines dated 28 December, 2020 and inform compliance to with the central Ministry.
Tamil nadu government has agreed for 100 % occupancy in theatres ahead of actor Vijay’s Master and Silambarasan’s Eashwaran release. Responding to the request of The Tamil nadu exhibitors association and actor Vijay’s direct approach, Chief minister Edappadi Pazhaniswamy seems to have made the important decision.
While fans of Tamil cinema and theatre owners expressed their happiness through social media platforms, many people criticized the decision of the Tamil nadu government. However, fans countered them by pointing out the crowded Tasmac shops and tourists spots such as beaches, parks etc. Now, this announcement from the central government left the fans in a dejected state.
Reactions started surfacing in social media platforms as soon as the announcement surfaced. Fans, cinema celebrities, theatre owners, political personalities are uploading tweets reacting to the interruption of MHA.
MHA cracks down on TN Govt order allowing 100% occupancy in Theaters. https://t.co/jb9tBxQDcu— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) January 6, 2021
More power to the Team of Master and Vijay fans. They have gone through so much in the past 1 year! The producer deserves respect.— Madan Gowri (@madan3) January 6, 2021
So sweet of you brother ❤️ https://t.co/W2mZeFwYHp— Master Mahendran 🌟 (@Actor_Mahendran) January 6, 2021
சோனமுத்தா….— Savukku_Shankar (@savukku) January 6, 2021
போச்சா ? pic.twitter.com/ObFSmb9L4Y
Well, better late than never.— T.S.Suresh (@editorsuresh) January 6, 2021
50 laye padam podunga— Raghul (@Raghul49358014) January 6, 2021
Atleast indha negative vibes aachu illama irukum#MasterFilm
எடப்பாடி டூ விஜய் பேன்ஸ் pic.twitter.com/SB7RHWVnaB— ஈஸ்வர சேட்டு (@SettuOfficial) January 6, 2021
If the content is good, I don't think 50% would be a major obstacle for #Master. IMO family and many others would be now ready to watch the movie in a comparatively safer environment. Same goes for #Eeswaran.— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) January 6, 2021
குழந்தைகளின் நலனுக்காக 100% occupancyய ரத்து செய்தார் EPSநு என்னோட இமேஜ் ஏறும்…கவர்மெண்ட் சொல்லியும் ரசிகர்கள் மேல அக்கறை இல்லாம தியேட்டர்ல படத்த ரிலீஸ் பண்ணுறான் பாருங்கன்னு அவனோட இமேஜ் எறங்கும்…ஒரே கல்லுல ரெண்டு மாங்கா… https://t.co/XHfgHqL6C9 pic.twitter.com/V1x6GTN619— G.Ѳ.А.T (@iParth_) January 6, 2021
The Television promotional videos of “Master” and “Eashwaran” released minutes before the announcement of the central government.
Mudinjaa thoda solraa paapom! 😎— XB Film Creators (@XBFilmCreators) January 6, 2021
Vaathi's voice is finally here.
Happy ah nanba? 🤩#Master #MasterPromo2@actorvijay @VijaySethuOffl @Dir_Lokesh @MalavikaM_ @anirudhofficial @imKBRshanthnu @andrea_jeremiah @Lalit_SevenScr @Jagadishbliss pic.twitter.com/yiMyEHZujj
However, we have to wait and see if the major change in theatre occupancy is going to impact the releases of these films.