Thanks this coming Dasara, the Government has subsidised the fee to just Rs 20 where selected movies will be screened at the city's Multiplexes housed in Malls. The same is also true with Drive-in movies where one can watch a movie outdoor at free of cost.
At the Dasara film festival to be held from October 5 to 12 at four different venues. In theaters, Rs 5 for ground floor and Rs 10 will be charged for balcony. In all other venues the movies will be screened at free of cost.
“As the entry fee at multiplex was beyond the reach of a common man, several of them have not made an attempt to watch the movies at multiplex. This will be really a advantage for many of the first time visitors to watch the movies in multiples. The initiative of government has helped a Aam Admi,” said auto driver Iqbal Pasha.
Cine goers enjoy movies at multiplexes
“The pleasure of watching the movie siting in the air conditioned hall at Multiplexes is great. This is my first visit to Multiplex and I enjoyed my favorite hero movie on the screen,” said Chandrashekar, resident of Hassan, who watched the movie in DRC on Monday.
Thanks for the initiative of Dasara Film Sub-committee, which provided the opportunity for hundreds of avid cine goers to watch the movie at Multiplexes during dasara festivities for just Rs 20. On normal days the tickets for Kannada movies is Rs 120 and other languages is Rs 150.
Making use of the opportunity for the best, people from all walks of life, specially the first time visitors in large number are thronging for the multiplexes to watch the movie at the affordable fee with a advanced feeling. Those who had once turned back, are also now heading towards multiplexes to watch the movies and are getting the feel of watching the movies in Malls.
Interestingly, from last three days, hundreds of disappointed movie buffs have returned back after the tickets were sold out for the movies screened like Chennai Express, Bagh Milkha Bagh, Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna, Myna, and Directors Special. The response for the movie Sarathi screened on Monday, was moderate with 165 tickets were sold out of 278 seats available.
DRC Manager Vaishali said that there is very good response and tickets were sold out lite hot cakes on first two days. “To facilitate more number of people we are screening the movies in big screen of 278 seats from Monday, which was 207 earlier,” she added.
Lukewarm response at theaters
Though good number of rare English movies are screened at Senate Bhavan and Rani Bahaddur Auditorium, the response is moderate for the films, as the movies attracts only a section of cine goers.
Film Sub-Committee President AR Prakash said that from last three days every day an average of 400 to 450 persons are watching the movies at both the venues, which has the seating capacity of about 1300 together.
The Response at Woodlands, New Opera and Santhala theater is of no exception, where popular Kannada films are being screened.
Disappointed for cine goers
Most of the avid cine goers in the city are disappointed as the different movies are not screened in dasara mahotsava. There grouse was that several good movies in regional languages like Tamil, Malayam and Telugu movies would have also got prominence.