- Movie ticket prices have become a hot topic in Andhra Pradesh
- Telugu cinema choking on government control over ticket prices
- The people were surprised that the Jagan government was so important
With the decision of the AP government to sell balcony tickets for Rs 20 in some towns .. Theater owners are not satisfied. Collections will not be large even if the house is full if tickets are sold at prices set by the government. The theater owners say that they will not make a profit if they miss out on playing the movie. Theater management and staff salaries are pouring in that will be a burden beyond the head. Some are voluntarily leaning towards the closure of cinema halls. Already a large number of theaters have been closed in districts like East Godavari and Chittoor. Most theaters would not have been able to close if the government had not changed its attitude.
The film industry leaders, who have been watching the developments closely, are quick to respond. Recently an actor like Nani spoke a bit louder. Nani said the AP government had insulted it by reducing ticket prices. Nani remarked that the adjoining grocery store collection would be larger than the theaters that employ ten people. He believes that the audience has the ability to buy and watch a movie even if the ticket prices go up. The opposition agreed with Nani’s comments. TDP leader Vangalapudi Anita demanded that everyone open their mouths like Nanila.
However, Minister Botsa Satyanarayana countered Nani’s remarks. He said the ticket prices were reduced to make it accessible to the common man. Botsa asked if there is an MRP for each item. The Minister said that it would not be an insult to control the ticket prices. He said the decision was taken by the government to benefit the viewers of the film. Botsa suggested that anyone with any problems with tickets should approach the district authorities. The government is thinking if they say they are in trouble.
Despite the growing market for our films in other languages after Bahubali .. the AP market is still crucial to Tollywood. If the rest of the states in the AP path also control the price of movie tickets .. Remuneration given to the heroes, there is no doubt that the producers will definitely reconsider the budget.
Vakil has already sold tickets for films like Saab, Akhanda and Pushpa at government-fixed prices in AP. The impact of the AP government decision on the collections of these films was evident. Big budget movies like Triple R and Radheshyam will be released soon. If the tickets for these movies have to be sold at the prices quoted by the government, it will definitely have a huge impact on the collections.
In the case of ticket prices .. Many are demanding that ‘our’ president, CM Jagan’s cousin Manchu Vishnu should respond. Mohan Babu also wants to take the initiative and respond. The panel that lost ‘our’ election is also questioning why it did not respond on the matter.
While there is a situation where you can buy a balcony ticket for Rs 20 in AP theaters. Netizens are tweeting with evidence that in cities like Hyderabad, the car parking fee is also Rs 30. ‘Going to the cinema or not is a personal choice. How much it will cost depends entirely on the individual. Can the government, which says increase ticket prices, control cement prices? Many are questioning that.
Although the government’s attitude is aimed at the film industry and a section of the population, some argue that the AP has bigger problems than this, and that there is no point in focusing on ignoring them and not raising movie ticket prices.
If you buy a ticket online for Rs. 33, you have to pay Rs. 17 tax. Some argue that raising the ticket price to Rs. The government, which wants to sell tickets online, is also questioning whether it will look after this tax-free.
Broadly speaking, the majority of the public is of the opinion that the government is overreacting in this matter. The question arises as to why the government does not suffer as much as the common man. He reminded that the Jagan government needs to focus on improving the economic condition of the state, preventing the privatization of the Visakhapatnam steel plant, job creation, wage hike and completion of pending projects.