Movie screenings of top stars like Rajinikanth, Ajith, Vijay and Suriya have often attracted a carnival like celebration, wherein fans indulge in activities such as screaming atop their voice, dancing to their might to songs and sometimes even re-enacting their favourite scenes right amidst a movie-run. Though this scenario has toned-done a lot over the years, such enthusiastic fans do exist till date and they do not fail to show their love for their favourite stars in movie theaters.
Theater owners for long have never complained about this festive-vibe exhibit, but in recent times there have been complaints cropping up over damage to cinema hall properties such as seats and screens. A special screening gone wrong or fans taking it to the level of splashing milk on the screen (drenching banners of public personalities with milk is a long-standing habit in Tamil Nadu) are some classic examples of such cases.
The scenario has now escalated to the extent of getting Tamil movies banned abroad, for Le Grand Rex, one of the oldest theater halls in Paris has announced that it will no longer be accepting Tamil films for screening after one of their screens was damaged by viewers of Ajith's latest release Nerkonda Paarvai.
Unfortunately this decision has been fuelled by the fact that back in 2017 viewers of Vijay's film Mersal had indulged in the similar "damaging-behaviour"; in both scenarios the respective distributors were fined heavily upto Rs. 5.5 lakhs.