New movie ticket rates have not been reduced anywhere in the state



 - New movie ticket rates have not been reduced anywhere in the state


 - The existing ratelay is now in effect

 - This will not cause any harm to the exhibitors

 - The government is not taking partisan measures

 - Minister of State for Civil Supplies Kodali Nani



 Thadepalli, Dec 28 (prajaamaravati): State Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Kodali Srivenkateswara Rao (Nani) has said that some people in the film industry are saying that movie ticket rates have been slashed due to baldness and knee-jerk reaction.  Minister Kodali Nani spoke to reporters at a media point in Thadepalli on Monday night.  In the past, film industry producers used to go to court before every film release and get an order seeking permission to sell for Rs 300, Rs 200 and Rs 100 for two weeks.  Worse, horribly inflated movie ticket rates.  Courts have instructed past governments to set up a committee to determine the price of movie tickets.  After the YSR Congress party came to power, CM Jaganmohan Reddy set up a committee to bring in GO. 35 so that movie ticket rates would remain the same as before and there would be no need to go to the courts and raise them.  He said his government was not going to reduce the rates of movie tickets in the past.  He said that the movies are running at the same rates as in the past.  He said it was done only with the permission of the courts without the possibility of looting horizontally.  Exhibitors say they will lose out if movie ticket prices fall.  It was questioned whether the exhibitor would take all that came if the movie ticket rate was sold.  If the ticket is sold for Rs 100, the proceeds will go to the exhibitor instead of going to the producer or distributor.  Exhibitors run canteens, bicycles, cars, scooter stands, and the government does not go to their slums.  No matter what the ticket price is,  the government has not reduced the maintenance charge at the rate of Rs. 3.  The distributor to the exhibitor is one in the urban areas, another in the rural areas, AC, non AC will pay the rent.  He said that if the ticket rates were reduced, the collections of the producer and distributor would be reduced and there would be no loss to the exhibitors.  They think it's a game played by those above, blocking the exhibitor.  He said there was no harm to the exhibitor due to the programs being carried out by the government, nowhere was there a situation where the rates of movie tickets were reduced and only the rates prevailing in the past.  Past governments have blown up the formation of a committee to go to the courts and get permissions.  The state has 90 per cent AC theaters and only 10 per cent non AC theaters.  About 10 percent of non AC theaters are located in rural areas.  If these theaters have a capacity of 100 seats, only 10 per cent of them will have a ticket price of Rs.10.

 They are doing this in a number of ways and slinging mud at the government.  He said the government was not taking any partisan measures.  He suggested that the people should ask whether CM Jaganmohan Reddy is setting the ticket prices properly or not.  Nobody wants to make movies if the money from Buddy Stalls does not come to the movies.  Someone is making movies just for the money. He said that if the money came from Buddy Stalls then everyone would put Buddy Stalls.  He said some people would personally hate CM Jaganmohan Reddy.  Minister Kodali Nani said that Some people will continue to make accusations whether they do good or bad.