HC stays GO to hike ticket rates for film

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Kochi, Nov 5 (UNI) The Kerala High Court today stayed a Government Order (GO) by which permission was granted to collect enhanced charges on the sale of tickets during the first three days of the release of the film, 'Twenty-Twenty.' Justice V Giri, in an interim order, said prima facie the order seemed to be bereft of authority.

The court also observed that Sec 14 of the Kerala Cinema Regulation Act was not applicable in the case as the Act empowered the government to grant exemption for any particular film and not to charge high ticket rates.

These observations were made while considering a petition filed by a film buff, C K Rajendran.

The film, produced by Association of Malayalam Movies Artistes (AMMA), has who's who of Malayalam film industry essaying roles. It was released across the State today.

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