“Rs. 360 For This Screen ??” – Online Fans Called Out Famous Chennai Theatre

  • Chennai
  • Ponniyin Selvan
  • Rohini Theatre
CM / Updated: 2022-09-26
12:51 IST

As the release of most awaited “Ponniyin Selvan” of director Manirathnam in nearing, pre bookings are going on in full swing with fans getting their tickets irrespective of the cost. The film which is an adaptation of Kalki’s “Ponniyin Selvan” is a 70 year old dream of Tamil cinema. Reports suggests that legendary actor-politician MGR wanted to make the film and later provided the rights to Kamal Haasan. Now, Kamal’s one of the closest friends in film industry Manirathnam has made the dream come true and fans are ready to give it all to watch the first shows.


However, on Sunday, a number of online users came up with tweets expressing their displeasure over how theatre managements are using the opportunity to increase the ticket price, even for their poorest screens. Ever since film journalist Ram venkat Srikar came up with a tweet uploading the picture of one of the screens from Rohini theatre that is located in Koyambedu, Chennai, many other online users started venting their emotions out.


The theatre is charging Rs. 360 for each ticket for “Ponniyin Selvan” and fans are not happy over the size of one of their screens which is evident through their posts and tweets. Going by the theatres notification, the amount includes “Gold 196 + Food”.  “I really feel bad for those spending ₹360 to watch #PonniyinSelvan in this auditorium. It’s a glorified private theatre” said Ram Venkar Srikar in his tweet which is going viral.

Popular Movie reviewer Blue Satta Maaran, on Monday morning, came up with a tweet that said “Buzz of the week: One of the screens in Rohini Theatre complex, Koyambedu, Chennai. ‘is it a movie screen or LED TV?’ netizens ask” 

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