Vivegam issue: High Court steps in

Vivegam issue: High Court steps in

The Madras High Court has sought the response of State government and 28 theatres in different parts of the State on the issue of violating the rule on ticket pricing and selling Ajith’s Vivegam tickets for high rates.

Justice M Duraiswamy also directed Tamil Nadu Government to file counter affidavit within two weeks and further hearing will be on September 11.

The Judge gave the order on a petition filed by G Devarajan and directed the Government pleader to file counter affidavit within two weeks.

Devarajan submitted that the theatre owners across Tamil Nadu were collecting excess ticket fares for the movies acted by top stars ignoring the prescribed rates fixed by the government.

Arguing the case in person, the petitioner mentioned that he had filed three similar cases during the release of Rajinikanth starrer Kabali, Suriya starrer Singam II and also Vijay starrer Bairavaa.

It may be recalled that TN Government refused to increase the ticket price in the state and the Producers Council’s recent talks with them didn’t yield any fruitful outcome.