For the first time in the history of Indian Cinema, Thankar Bachan's extra-ordinary film Onbathu Roopai Nottu will be shown in a public premier at 100 selected theaters all over the state. On Sunday, Dec 9 th, (Noon Show at 11.30) the film will be shown to the public without fixing a ticket fare. After watching the movie, the viewers could drop an amount they wish to pay to the film in a hundi, which is fixed in front of the theater!
Pyramid Saimira, the corporate film company is making this arrangement in the theaters which are run by them to popularize this good film among the public. Onbathu Roopai Nottu got released on last Friday, but in limited theaters all over the state. Thankar was in great frustration due to non availability of good theaters for his healthy movie. Many theater owners told him that most of the theaters are controlled by Pyramid Saimira, the leading theater chain in the state.
At the time, he prepared for a strong protest against this situation, Swaminaathan, Managing Director of Pyramid Saimira has come forward to show Onbathu Roopai Nottu in 100 good theaters controlled by them on free of cost!
According to Swaminathan, the film is not shown on free of cost for public. First, they must view the film without paying a single penny. After watching the movie, they could pay whatever they want by dropping the amount in a hundi. This collection will go to the producer of the film but not to us.
"I love good Cinema. I come forward to do this just because of saving a good producer from the loss. Onbathu Roopai Nottu is an excellent movie and a new milestone in the 75 year old cinema. We should honour and celebrates film makers like Thankar…" says Swaninaathan.
Saimira makes arrangements for free booking of tickets also for the film. Those, who want to book free tickets for this show, can call 044-46464646 at any time.
It may be recalled that in the late seventies, famous writer Jayakanthan had shown his debut film Unnaipol Oruvan to the public first due to unavailability of theaters. After seen the great response from public, theaters came forward to screen the movie and the same was later celebrated Silver Jubilee!