The Tamil Nadu
government’s recent decision to revoke the earlier permission of allowing 100 percent occupancy in theatres
across the state have upset movie buffs and fans of Vijay
and Simbu. Meanwhile, there was an uncertainty with regard to the release of Master in Kerala
as theatres there are yet to open. The movie halls in the neighbouring state are expected to open tomorrow for a trial run after 10 months. The exhibitors there wanted the state government to agree to a few demands of theirs related to tax, rental, electricity charge, and so on.
A few hours ago, after a meeting, it has been confirmed that the government has agreed to announce a package to exhibitors soon after which the latter decided to screen movies regularly from January 13, with Master being the first film. However, government has granted permission to screen the film only with 50 percent occupancy. Moreover, they haven’t permitted to allow early morning shows and night shows. Exhibitors have also agreed to government’s order of screening only three shows in a day in single screens.