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Thunivu vs Varisu: Tamil Nadu govt issues a ban on early morning shows of Ajith, Vijay films on THESE days

The unexpected announcement has left movie buffs surprised and dejected

Thunivu vs Varisu: Tamil Nadu govt issues a ban on early morning shows of Ajith, Vijay films on THESE days

Posters of Thunivu and Varisu

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 10.50 AM, Jan 10, 2023

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Exhibitors across Tamil Nadu have been overwhelmed like never before in recent times as Ajith's Thunivu and Vijay's Varisu are releasing on the same day on January 11. They have been pinning high hopes on minting cash on the first few days of the release.

The booking for both the movies across the state opened a few days ago and many shows which have been scheduled for early morning in the first five days have been filling fast. However, the state government has come up with an unexpected announcement, leaving moviegoers shocked.

According to a GO issued by the govt, the department of Revenue Administration and Disaster Management has come up with a few guidelines which exhibitors must strictly follow. As per their instructions, no movie hall should screen the films at 4 am and 5 am from January 13 to 16.

The GO issued by TN government
The GO issued by TN government

However, they haven't mentioned the exact reason for choosing these four days to stop theatres from exhibiting Thunivu and Varisu. The guideline has also instructed exhibitors not to encourage erecting huge cutouts of actors in theatre premises. They are also asked to discourage activities like paal abhishekam. A strict warning has also been issued against collecting extra amounts for film tickets from moviegoers.    

However, the GO has been facing harsh reactions from cinephiles. They wonder why the concerned department hasn't taken any action in stopping theatres from selling tickets for extra rates on the first day of release. They are also upset with the logic behind asking theatres not to screen movies at 4 am and 5 am in the morning on selected dates.

Exhibitors are yet to react on how they are going to refund money to those who have already booked tickets for morning shows on those dates.  

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