Tarakarama Theater in Kachiguda has long term and historical association with Hyderabadis. The theater which has a long history of entertaining movie lovers with super hit films has been going on structural change and is now all set to entertain once again providing thrills and frills with world’s renowned technology starting from next year. Starting from Jan, management will be traveling in the lines of Lamba Theater screening mainstream movies from domestic and overseas markets. Movie lovers can start enjoying films with Ram Charan’s Nayak and then Mahesh, Venky’s SVSC. The theater till recently got the bad reputation of screening only adult movies but three months ago it was closed after the Asian Cinema and Multiplexes Private Limited took it on lease for 100 months.Right from seats to interiors, screen, sound system and projector, the company has replaced them with latest equipment with a cost of over Rs. 2.5 crore to provide better ambience to audience. The 1,200-seat capacity hall is now reduced to 975 seats to avoid congestion.
Computerised ticketing. One of the firm’ directors N. Sadanand Goud says “We are providing facilities on par with those available in multiplexes,” .Computerised ticketing facility is also being introduced for the viewers’ convenience. Goud goes on to add “We have taken these factors into consideration and decided to take Tarakarama theatre on lease to screen the latest films,” Twelve surveillance cameras with round-the-clock recording facility and door-frame metal detectors are being installed as security measures. This apart, fire-fighting equipment is also in place. Management went ahead with renovation plans with increased demand for single screen theatres from the cine-goers. Given the cost factor in multiplexes, coupled with closure of over half a dozen cinema halls at the RTC crossroads and Narayanguda recently, the demand for single screen theatres has gone up considerably.
Tarakarama’s long standing history is reminded by Film Producers Council Secretary T. Prasanna Kumar who says that N.T. Rama Rao’s film ‘Akbar Salim and Anarkali’ was the first film released in the theatre in 1978. It was screened for a record number of 525 days and since then several Telugu and Hindi movies were screened. IT also bore the brunt of Cong activists when it was damaged in 1991 when Congress activists torched it damaging the seats, interiors and other equipment following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.A few months after reopening in 1995, the theatre was given on lease during which both adult as well as regular movies were screened.
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