AP theatres, fans get ready for RRR; barbed wires, fences erected to protect screens

The staff members were told to keep a vigil inside the theatres to avoid fans pouring milk or other substances on the screen

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Published on  24 March 2022 10:42 AM GMT
AP theatres, fans get ready for RRR; barbed wires, fences erected to protect screens

Andhra Pradesh: Have you heard of barbed wires and fences being set up in front of the movie screens? While the die-hard fans of actors Ram Charan and Jr. NTR are making arrangements for the release of the highly-anticipated 'RRR' and erecting massive cut-outs, theatre owners on the other hand are taking all necessary precautions to make sure that the big screens are safe.

'RRR', a fictional story inspired by Telugu freedom fighters Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, will hit the theatres on 25 March.

Many theatres in Andhra Pradesh have put up barbed wires and fences before the screens to prevent the excited audiences from jumping on the podium. Theatres such as Annapoorna in Vijayawada, Surya Mahal in Srikakulam, and another theatre in Nandyal have been taking precautionary measures, closing the space before the screen with iron wires, fences, wooden blocks and putting up 'Warning' signs.

According to one theatre owner in Vijayawada, they had bought a silver screen worth Rs. 15 lakh from Bangalore which was damaged during the release of recent films 'Pushpa', 'Bheemla Nayak', and 'Radhe Shyam. "Every time there is a big hero's film, we cannot afford to spend huge amount on screens. With high expectations on 'RRR', we decided to go for next-level precautions by putting up an iron fence around the podium," said a theatre owner from Vijayawada.

A similar situation was reported in some theatres to prevent audiences from damaging the screens. The staff members were told to keep a vigil inside the theatres to avoid fans pouring milk or other substances on the screen. However, this has raised an issue among the fan associations who are worried about the public's safety and have complained to the police to take immediate action.

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