Before the discharge of Thalapathy Vijay starrer Master and Silambarasan TR aka Simbu starrer Eeswaran on the large screens, the Tamil Nadu authorities permitted one hundred pc occupancy in cinema halls in the state. The movies are all set to recreate magic throughout Pongal 2021. According to the federal government, the choice was taken because the variety of Covid-19 infections was coming down in the state. The authorities had earlier permitted theatres to display screen films with 50 % occupancy. The choice got here quickly after Thalapathy Vijay personally met the Chief Minister and requested for a similar forward of his movie Master’s launch.
While that is excellent news from the enterprise perspective of the films, not everybody appreciated the concept, contemplating the COVID19 pandemic. On Monday, a doctor named Arvinth Srinivas from Puducherry penned down a hard-hitting open letter addressed to Thalapathy Vijay and Silambarasan spotlight that the pandemic is not over but.
He wrote, “Dear Actor Vijay sir, Silambarasan sir and the revered Govt. of Tamil Nadu, I’m drained. We are all drained. Thousands of medical doctors like me are drained. Health care employees are drained. Police officers are drained. Sanitary employees are drained. We have labored so exhausting on the floor stage to ensure the harm carried out is stored to as little as attainable amidst an unprecedented pandemic. I’m not glorifying our work for I do know there may be nothing so nice about it to the onlooker’s eyes. We don’t have cameras in entrance of us. We don’t do stunt sequences. We aren’t heroes. But we deserve a while to breath. We don’t need to fall prey to somebody’s selfishness and greed.
The pandemic isn’t over and now we have individuals dying until at this time to the illness. A hundred % theatre occupancy is a suicide try. Rather murder, for not one of the coverage makers or the so referred to as heroes are going to put themselves underneath the pump, to watch the film amidst the group. This is a blatant barter system, buying and selling lives for cash. Can we please slowly attempt and focus on our lives and ensure we tide by this pandemic peacefully and never reignite the slowly burning out flame, that’s nonetheless not utterly put out?
I wished to make this submit scientific and clarify why we’re nonetheless in hazard. But that’s after I requested myself, “what’s the purpose?”
He signed off saying, “Yours tiredly … A poor, tired resident doctor.”
Earlier, actor Arvind Swami, who will probably be seen in Kangana Ranaut starrer Thalaivi quickly, additionally voiced his opinions in opposition to the choice and mentioned that fifty % is best than one hundred pc given the present state of affairs in the nation. He tweeted, “There are times when 50% is way better than a 100%. This is one of them.”
There are instances when 50% is method higher than a 100%. This is one among them.
— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) January 4, 2021