`Pushpa': TS allows theatre owners to run 5 shows of Allu Arjun-starrer flick

Telangana government has permitted theatre owners to run an additional show of Allu Arjun- starrer ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ for the coming two weeks.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Dec 2021 3:27 AM GMT
`Pushpa: TS allows theatre owners to run 5 shows of Allu Arjun-starrer flick

Hyderabad: Telangana government has permitted theatre owners to run an additional show of Allu Arjun- starrer 'Pushpa: The Rise' for the coming two weeks.

Dil Raju, who is releasing the film in Telangana, requested the government to screen five shows daily. Later, the home department issued orders to this effect. Theatres will be allowed to run five shows (four regular shows and one special) a day from December 17 to 30.

The terms for entertainment tax will continue to remain in force. This is to avoid the heavy rush, black marketing of tickets, and law and order problem. Until now, the multiplexes were allowed to screen more than five shows a day, whereas the single-screen theatres were permitted to run only four shows.

The development came as a boon for the filmmakers. Major theatres and single screens including multiplexes in Telangana have hiked the ticket prices. With Allu Arjun's 'Pushpa' releasing in theatres on Friday, advance booking trend seems to be very encouraging. Producers too will earn extra bucks.

Pushpa is the biggest film from Tollywood this year. The film stars Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil. The film is directed by Sukumar and is produced by Naveen Yerneni and Ravi Shankar under the banner of Mythri Movie Makers along with Muttamsetty media. The film has been made on a budget of 250 crores. The makers expect to hit big at the box office.

In Andhra Pradesh, the decision to hike prices has been left to Joint Collectors. Following the single bench's verdict to allow theatre owners to hike ticket prices, the state government moved to the division bench and sought a stay on the suspension of GO 35 (reduction of ticket fares). Subsequently, the court ordered the government to constitute a committee to decide on the prices. It further said that joint collectors would decide the ticket prices.


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