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Pathu Thala: Chennai theatre courts controversy after it denies entry to some people, GV Prakash says 'art belongs to everyone'

The video of the people being refused entry has gone viral on social media, meanwhile the theatre management has come up with an explanation

Pathu Thala: Chennai theatre courts controversy after it denies entry to some people, GV Prakash says 'art belongs to everyone'
A poster of Pathu Thala; GV Prakash and the woman who was denied entry (right)
  • P Sangeetha

Last Updated: 02.58 PM, Mar 30, 2023

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 Silambarasan's much-awaited action entertainer Pathu Thala has just hit screens and fans are turning up in large numbers to watch the film, directed by Obeli Krishna. In the meantime, a popular Chennai theatre screening the film, had refused entry to some people with valid tickets. A video of the incident has now gone viral on social media and netizens have slammed the management for denying entry for the people who supposedly didn't pass the look test. In the video, a woman is seen pleading to the ticket checkers to allow her inside the theatre. Many have even requested the Tamil Nadu government to take action against the theatre.

Also Read: Pathu Thala Twitter review: Fans call it a Silambarasan verithanam and rampage! In the meantime, the theatre management has come up with a statement, which stated that since some of those with valid tickets were children, they were denied entry as children below age 12 cannot be permitted inside for a film with U/A certificate. The statement read, "A few individuals along with their children haev sought entry to cinema to watch 'Pathu Thala' movie. As we know, the movie is censored U/A by the authorities. Children below the age of can not be permitted to watch any movie that is certified U/A as per the law. Our ticket checking staff has denied entry on this basis to the family who had come with children aged 2,6,8 and 10."

The statement added that since they wanted to avoid a law and order situation, they allowed the family to watch the movie. They also shared a video of the family watching the action entertainer.

Also Read: Pathu Thala: Silambarasan TR says he accepted the film due to Gautham Karthik, here's the reason Meanwhile, music composer GV Prakash Kumar, has reacted to the incident, stating that art belongs to everyone. He wrote on his social media handle, "The details show that the sister and brothers were subsequently admitted late, although the denial of admission at first cannot be accepted in any way. Art belongs to everyone (sic)."

The film, which is a remake of the Kannada film, Mufti, has Gautham karthik adn Priya Bhavani Shankar in the lead. Silamabrasan plays a gangster in the film, and Gautham Karthik an undercover cop. The neo noir action thriller has music by AR Rahman, cinematography by Farook J Basha and editing by Praveen KL. Pathu Thala is bankrolled by Studio Green.