The recommendations by the state government appointed committee through Chalanachatra Academy to fix a ceiling on ticket price in multiplexes at Rs 120 has reached the government. The committee consisted of Rajendra Singh Babu, Girish Kasaravalli, Jayamala, Thomas Dsouza, KY Narayana Swamy, KV Chandrashekar, Bharati Vishnuvardhan, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Rockline Venkatesh, Basha and Gangadhar Mudaliyar.
The committee also recommended permission for 100 more Janatha Theatres, surcharge of Rs 5 per ticket for building the film city in Mysuru and subsidy for those building new theatres.
The most important recommendation that will help all audience is capping the ticket prices. Multiplexes in Bengaluru charge the maximum ticket price. In Chennai two rows of tickets are priced at Rs 10 and the others at Rs 120. Thus multiplexes in Bengaluru fill up only on weekends but in Chennai and Hyderabad the multiplexes have good collection throughout the week.
Another recommendation by the committee is to have at least 2 shows for Kannada films at prime time in each multiplex screen. The committee was formed by the government and KCA a government body has made the recommendations. Is there any reason that the government should not accept this proposal. It is time audience are given their due.