SRINAGAR — After a gap of three decades, the Bollywood charm of yesteryears made a comeback in Kashmir as for the first since its inauguration, the newly opened Cinema Inox in Srinagar remained jam-packed for two consecutive days where 12 out of 14 shows were houseful. The theatre is screening Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan-starrer Pathaan.
Owner of INOX multiplex Vijay Dhar, while speaking to the news agency KNO, said that 14 shows (7 shows each on Wednesday and Thursday) have been screened. “All the seven shows yesterday were houseful as all the seats remained occupied in the halls,” he said, adding that the Inox remained jam-packed yesterday.
He further said that two shows today recorded less participation due to the Republic Day celebrations, adding that five more shows were houseful like yesterday.
About the jam-packed cinema, he said that the shows remained booked for two consecutive days and that for the first time, Shahrukh Khan is being screened on a big screen in Srinagar, which is an achievement in itself. “Pathaan movie, that is being screened nowadays, is completely a worthwhile picture,” he said.
Pertinently, Kashmir’s first multiplex in Sonwar area of Srinagar was inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in September last. With this, cinema halls are back in Kashmir after a gap of three decades.