Mumbai, Bal Thackeray legacy continues in Cinema Theatres

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Mumbai, Jan 20: Bal Thackeray and his legacy with Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra continues in different Cinema theatres in the state. Over 200 theatres in the state have started playing a one-minute clip as a tribute to the Late supremo of Shiv Sena.

The clip, which is played from Saturday, Jan 19 and will continue till Thackeray's birth anniversary on Jan 23, is being featured after the national anthem before screening of every movie.

Times of India quoted a senior Sena leader as saying, "The one-minute silent film was the idea of Abhijeet Panse, president of Bharatiya Chitrapat Sena. It contains the Sena patriarch's still shots and quotes, and is a tribute to him from the party's cine wing."

The leader also added, "The short clip will be played in nearly 200 to 250 theatres, which use signals from these two companies."

Confirming the development, president of Maharashtra Cine and Television Sena - Akshay Bardarpukar said, "The censor board has also cleared the idea. It is a montage of Balasaheb's journey through life."

The daily also quoted a source from multiplex chain as saying, "There are many who have not yet received the film. We are among those who not received any clip from the Sena but if it is given to us, we will definitely play it. Our theatres in Nashik are playing the clip before every movie."

Following a prolonged illness, 86-year-old Thackeray passed away at their residence Matoshree on Nov 17, 2012.

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