Thiruvananthapuram: Government is of the view that films must be screened in theaters, said Minister Saji Cherian on Friday. ODD was relied up on when theaters became unavailable. The first pad where a film must launch, is undoubtedly a theater. The government is pursuing ODD project only to help artistes with poor financial background, the minister clarified.
Chief Minister Pinarayi \Vijayan has called meeting on 2 Nov to discuss various problems the film industry currently faces. The meeting will be attended by ministers from four departments.
Locked down theaters reopened last week in compliance with Covid rules. The movie houses run shows on on half their seating-capacity . Also only vaccinated individuals are allowed into these facilities.