Master screening: Police book case against theatre for violating COVID-19 norms

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After folks thronged cinemas for well-liked Tamil actor Vijay starrer Master, police on Wednesday booked a case against a theatre right here for allegedly violating the state authorities order on allowing solely 50 per cent occupancy through the screening of movies as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

The well-liked theatre within the metropolis was one among the many many in Tamil Nadu the place the film was launched coinciding with the Pongal harvest competition and is claimed to have loved a superb opening on its first day.

The incident got here to mild when movies of the crowds went viral on social media. The MGR Nagar police, who registered a case against the theatre administration, mentioned a penalty of Rs 5,000 was levied.

The theatre reportedly allowed extra viewers to observe the primary big-ticket launch because the coronavirus-induced lockdown kicked in final 12 months.

Visuals, purportedly from contained in the theatre, confirmed folks occupying nearly all of the seats in clear violation of COVID-19 regulation like bodily distancing.

Many of the viewers within the movies have been discovered not sporting masks.

The much-awaited movie during which one other high actor Vijay Sethupathi and Malavika Mohanan play lead roles was launched in numerous states within the nation on Wednesday and attracted large crowds in Tamil Nadu.

Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj underneath Xavier Britto’s XB Film Creators banner, Master has had an outstanding opening within the state, with followers thronging the cinema halls to observe the primary present of the movie within the wee hours, in keeping with sources.

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