Theatres in TN to remain shut today

Tamil Nadu Film Producers’ Council president Vishal Film Chamber president Abirami Ramanathan and other members meet Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami at the secretariat on Monday

Following the government's announcement to levy 30 per cent of entertainment tax over the GST rate of 28 per cent, the chamber made a decision to shut down theatres in protest. Abirami Ramanathan, president of the exhibitors association, admitted they had asked Tamil Nadu finance minister D. Jayakumar to explore the possibility of an increase in ticket rates.

Cinema hall owners have gone on indefinite strike.

The GST is fixed at 18% for tickets priced up to Rs 100 and 28% for tickets priced above Rs 100. The decision to down shutters was confirmed at a meeting of representatives of the Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce, district-level theatre owners associations and the federation of distributors in Chennai on Sunday.

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Tamil Nadu film industry is one of the leading industries in India after Bollywood. This is in addition to the GST rates (of upto 28 per cent). "My film has just entered second week of successful run and when things finally started to look good, this announcement took everybody by surprise", Vijay said.

The GST replaces more than a dozen central and local levies, unifying India into a common market. He feels something have to be done to producers who had released their films last Friday. We are not happy with the corporation tax which is 30 percent.

"As it is the firecracker industry is in a bad shape and this heavy burden of higher tax will certainly kill the industry that employs so many people directly and indirectly", said G Ashokan, a leading manufacturer in Sivakasi.

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"Plainly speaking, the Tamil Nadu politicians are threatening us". The theatre owners are also entitled to pay entertainment tax. "For a Rs 100 ticket, we will be paying nearly Rs 66 as tax, which is not viable", Ramanathan said. Tamil Films Producers Council president Vishal has appealed for at least a week's notice but the theatre owners association has gone ahead with the strike as even one week would mean compliance that will be forced upon them eventually. The GST is charged over and aboce the entertainment tax. This local body entertainment tax is hurting the industry.

Reacting on the double taxation by the state, Haasan said in a statement: "Filmmaking has been made hard deliberately".

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