Low cap on ticket pricing and selling them through a government online portal drew flak from the film fraternity for a few biggies openly expressed their discontentment. Joining the club, Actor Siddharth on Thursday expressed his anguish in a series of tweets.
Questioning the government’s move, Siddharth suggested the Andhra Pradesh government to set the prices considering average house rent and per capita consumer spending on durables. The actor in the tweets with #SaveCinema shared how he spent when he was a student Vs now to watch a movie.
The first time I saw a movie abroad was 25 years ago. I used my student I-card and saw a movie for 8 dollars. That was Rs. 200 at the time. Today our films match all countries in technology, talent and employment…. #SaveCinema
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 2, 2021
Siddharth opined that the Government Orders for ticket rates and limits on the number of shows, which comes under the violation of the MRTP Act. “Give cinema and cinema halls a chance to survive. Please,” he appealed.
Actor Chiranjeevi, Nani, and veteran filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao also expressed their concern over the Andhra Pradesh government’s decision to have a low cap on movie ticket prices.