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The New Indian Express Group shuts 36-year-old fortnightly Cinema Express

The publication printed its last issue for February 16

BS Reporter  |  Chennai 

New Indian Express Group shuts 36-year-old fortnightly magazine

Cinema Express, the Tamil film published by the Group, has announced its plans to stop publication of the The publication, of Express Publication (Madurai) Ltd, has announced that it is discontinuing the publication after 36 years of journey, with the February 16 issue, which has it the stores now.

The publication, which came out with the first issue on January 10, 1980, as a has survived so far though its competitor Tamil film publications including Pesumpadam, Bommai, Chitralaya and others have closed down much earlier, said an editorial in the latest issue of the

However, the editorial did not reveal the reason for the decision, stating that "Without able to tell you the reason, we are bidding adieu with heavy heart".

The Group has presence in various south Indian languages, including daily newspapers. Apart from the newspapers The and Dinamani (Tamil daily) and Kannada Prabha (Kannada daily), it also established Cinema Express, Samakalika Malayalam, magazines in Tamil and Malayalam respectively.

First Published: Mon, February 22 2016. 13:38 IST