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TN Producers Council urges CM to eradicate piracy menace

TN Producers Council urges CM to eradicate piracy menace

Chennai, May 12 (UNI) Actor and newly-elected President of Tamil Film Producers Council Vishal, along with other office bearers today urged Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami to take steps to eradicate the menace of piracy and hike the ticket prices in cinema theatres.
Vishal and others met the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat and submitted a memorandum in this regard.
He requested him to take action against newly-released films being screened illegally in omni buses and private vehicles.
He also urged Mr Palaniswami to take steps to ensure that cable TV stop airing new films.
Vishal also stressed the urgent need to set up small theatres.
The meeting assumes significance since Vishal had recently announced that if their demands were not met, they would strike work from May 30.
It effectively means there would be no shoots and no releases.
Sources said that close on the heels of the meeting with the Chief Minister, the office-bearers of the Council would visit New Delhi and submit a memorandum to Union Minister for I and B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
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Viswaroopam-2

Viswaroopam-2 audio release soon : Kamal

Chennai, May 23 (UNI) Versatile actor Kamal Haasan today announced that the audio album of his ambitious project 'Vishwaroopam- '2 will be released soon.

Drake

Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

LAS VEGAS, May 22 (Reuters) Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, eclipsing Adele's previous record of 12 awards in 2012.

The Artist

"The Artist" director provokes Godard fans at Cannes with sacrilegious biopic

CANNES, France, May 21 (Reuters)A biopic at Cannes about Jean-Luc Godard, the closest thing French cinema has to a living god, might be expected to be worthy and respectful, but "Redoubtable" is anything but - portraying the director as a childish, spiteful bore.

Half Girlfriend

'Half Girlfriend' earns Rs 20.90-cr on 1st two days

New Delhi, May 21 (UNI) Riding on its unconventional storyline and performances by Arjun and Shraddha, Mohit Suri's 'Half Girlfriend ' has got a good opening at the box office in India, earning Rs 20.

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