The Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners’ Association has issued a press statement in which it has been stated that the theatres in Tamil Nadu will not screen films by Sun Pictures henceforth unless the issue is resolved. According to the press release, Sun Pictures is yet to refund the deposit amount for films like Endhiran, Sura, Vettaikaran, and Mappillai. Despite several rounds of talks with the Sun Pictures’ officials, the amount has not been settled; therefore, it has been decided not to screen their films until this issue is resolved.
Further, the press note mentions about the 30 percent entertainment tax imposed by the State Government and their request to CM J Jayalalitha to consider reducing it. The Theatre Owners also appealed to the CM to decrease the entertainment tax by 50 percent for films that are screened in less than 50 screens.
The theatres owners also intend to meet the CM soon with a request to set right the ticket rates in the state.