TN Minister warns cinema theatres on ticket prices

Kadambur Raju

Chennai: Ahead of Ajith’s Viswasam and Rajinikanth starrer Petta hitting the screens tomorrow, State Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju today warned cinema halls of strict action if they sell tickets above the rate prescribed by the government.

Speaking to mediapersons, Raju said, “There are reports that few theatres have arranged for early morning shows. The government is still to give permission for it.”

On complaints that ticket prices are high for both Viswasam and Petta, the Minister said, “Strict action will be initiated against those who sell tickets at higher rate. If any theatre is found selling ticket for a higher price, it would be find Rs 50,000 initially. If they repeat the act, Rs one lakh fine will be imposed.”

“And still if they continue to charge huge sum for tickets, their license will be cancelled,” said the Minister. Fans have said they had taken tickets paying exorbitant rates at many theatres across Tamilnadu for both Petta and Viswasam.

NT Bureau