Theatre owners interacting with followers is not new in Social media platforms. Rakesh Gowtham, Managing director of Chrompet Vettri Theatres has now expressed his disappointment towards his audience for capturing the film in their cell phone instead of experiencing the film.
The habit of fans recording the entry card of the film through their cell phones and capturing the screen while their favourite actor’s name appears became very common. During the first day screening of Danush’s long awaited “Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta” in Vettri theatres, almost every fan took their cell phone out and started capturing the title card in order to share it in social media platforms to let their friends know that they have watched the movie.
Rakesh Gowtham who witnessed this, felt bad and captured it in his cell phone only to share the picture with a caption saying “Sathyama Sollunga , is this fair ? Gone are those days wen we used our hands to clap & whistle 🙃 Status update & likes matters most. I actually don need the bouncers but that #PakshiRajan. Now one will ask – what r u doing now ? 🤦🏼♂️ I jus captured this atrocity not the screen.”
Check out his tweet here :
Sathyama Sollunga , is this fair ? Gone are those days wen we used our hands to clap & whistle 🙃 Status update & likes matters most— Rakesh Gowthaman (@VettriTheatres) November 30, 2019
I actually don need the bouncers but that #PakshiRajan
Now one will ask – what r u doing now ? 🤦🏼♂️
I jus captured this atrocity not the screen . pic.twitter.com/Z9XYYBCOAw
Earlier this year, government has announced that recording a film through phone or camera as a serious crime to stop piracy. The government approved some amendments in the Cinematograph Act 1952 which will make piracy a criminal offence and punishable as per law.
As per the proposed amendment, the unauthorised recording or duplication of movies will attract a punishment of jail sentence of up to 3 years and a fine of Rs 10 lakh. Any person who records or tries to make a copy of a film without written approval from the copyright owner or is found encouraging someone to do so will be liable to be punished under this act.
As the new rule is applicable to those who are shooting the film for piracy purpose, people who are doing it for status purpose didn’t care it seems. However, many of the twitter users who are following Rakesh felt the same and one of them wrote “And, many ppl were recording Maruvarthai full song video at the FDFS.. Atrocity max 🙏🙏”
Check out some of their reactions here :
Exactly , I don see anybody dancing these days … focus is just on phones …— Rakesh Gowthaman (@VettriTheatres) November 30, 2019
Why Can't You Ask Them Bro…. have U asked Anyone Not To Shoot the song?— T H A L A I V A A 😎 R I S H I™ (@RishiVj_Off) November 30, 2019
If I remember correctly, pvr mentions to keep the mobile in silent.. @VettriTheatres can go a step ahead in this suggestion.— vamsi krishna (@vamsi_vk7) November 30, 2019
Basically what’s ur point ? Why can’t u live the moment & enjoy ? Why do u want these – only for social media updates right ?— Rakesh Gowthaman (@VettriTheatres) November 30, 2019
What do you think on this post of Rakesh and the reactions to it ?/ Comment your views !!