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Theatres are killing themselves: Shekhar Kapur

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Veteran filmmaker says the soaring costs of multiplexes are driving filmmakers to digital platforms and with the high prices the theatres are ultimately killing themselves.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta had tweeted that he wanted to watch Vasan Bala's film "Mard Ko Hota" in theatres, but no show was available in multiplexes.

"Missed preview of the madness called 'Mard Ko Hota'. Thought I'd buy tickets and celebrate his first theatrical release at cinema halls. Looks like the multiplex bullies have prevailed for now - the film doesn't show up on Bookmyshow. True Ronnie Screwvala?" Mehta tweeted.

Replying, wrote on Thursday: "'Mard Ko Hota' at Macao Film Festival. Audience could not stop cheering. Cost of multiplexes driving people to All new/best directors in are finding that a better option. Theatres are ultimately killing themselves."

"Mard Ko Hota" stars Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan, Gulshan Devaiah, and

The story revolves around a young boy played by Abhimanyu, who makes an unusual debut in

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First Published: Thu, March 21 2019. 13:14 IST
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