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.
“Now, therefore the Government hereby permit to increase the
seating capacity of Cinemas/theatres/Multiplexes from existing 50% to 100% by following the Standard Operating Procedure issued already and issue following amendment to G.O.Ms. No.820, Revenue and Disaster Management (DM-IV) Department, dated:31.12.2020″ read the official notice.
“Under Caption II, the following section shall be added in addition to the existing permitted activities: iv. The seating capacity of Cinemas/ theatres/ Multiplexes shall be permitted to increase from existing 50% to 100% by following the Standard Operating Procedure issued already. Further, in order create awareness among the spectators, the precautionary measures for Covid-19 shall also be screened during the show time.” it added.
திரையரங்குகளில் 100 சதவீத பார்வையாளர்களுக்கு தமிழக அரசு அனுமதி. pic.twitter.com/oW90omzeQc— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) January 4, 2021
While fans of Tamil cinema and theatre owners are expressing their happiness through social media platforms, a set of people criticizing the decision of the Tamil nadu government. However, fans are countering them by pointing out the crowded Tasmac shops and tourists spots such as beaches, parks etc.
Check out some of the mixed reactions below :
Now that Vijay's request has been conceded to by the Chief Minister, let's ask @actorvijay to sit with fans and watch the movie in a 100% full cinema! Will you, Vijay?— RadhakrishnanRK (@RKRadhakrishn) January 4, 2021
Mmkmm 50% ke evanum mask podala and pakathu pakathila ukaanthikitu we came together nu solitu irukaanga…. Ithula 100% na mothama poga vendiya thaan. OTT seems like a sensible option day by day!— Moving Images (@movingimages_yt) January 4, 2021
Fantastic to see theatres get 100% occupancy permission from the #tamilnadugovt thanks to @EPSTamilNadu @Kadamburrajuofl #MasterFilm #EeswaranPongal . @actorvijay @SilambarasanTR_ great to see cinema industry getting its foothold back .— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) January 4, 2021
Very bad move… செத்தாலும் திருந்த மாடீங்கடா… OTT வெளியிட்டாலும் போட்ட பணத்த எடுக்கலாம்… பேராசை பட்டு சாதாரண மனிதனின் உயிரை எடுக்க நினைக்கிறது… திரை அரங்கம் உரிமையாளரும் தயாரிப்பாளரும் பாதுகாப்பா வீட்ல இருப்பாங்க, நீயும் நானும் தான் உயிர பணயம் வைக்கணும்.— karthi 🇮🇳 (@karthikposts) January 4, 2021
Intha Second wave of corona.. TN govt searching 400 people return from UK… athulam apo summava 🤦🏻♂️ if 100% occupancy allowed for festive season then this could be the direct 3rd wave of mutant virus in TN.🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/x3JCKST4Ej— Dhivagar Subash (@dhivagar_subash) January 4, 2021
Can see a lot of #Corona warriors now as 100% occupancy is allowed for TN Theatres for #MasterFilm & #Eeswaran !!— Cinemakaaran ❤️💫 (@sakxedge) January 4, 2021
Dei NewYear aniku Kovil la sanda potu Pongal thinavanum, Wineshop queue la side dish ku sethavanum ipo enda vandhu pesringa 😂🙏
Extremely unwise decision. Hope people are more sensible and stay away. 2.5 hours in a closed room with hundred others at close range is a text book super spreader situation. #covid https://t.co/sLYmKY1LHi— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) January 4, 2021
💯 Occupancy 🥳. Festival mode ON. Was Craving inside seeing many industries adapting & moving on with new normal. Finally Tamil Film Industry also joining the party with #Master & #Eeswaran pic.twitter.com/i6iyJEAC41— Rathna kumar (@MrRathna) January 4, 2021
100 percent occupancy. Festival releases. People not wearing masks on roads and other public places..— Ashameera Aiyappan (@aashameera) January 4, 2021
Corona be like: pic.twitter.com/fELMRtU0j4
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