One of the most visited Cinema spots in Hyderabad is nothing but Prasad's Multiplex theatre complex where there is IMAX screen as well. And this place is now in a legal tangle as Court ordered them to give an explanation.
Other day, Hyderabad High Court issued notices to the Prasad IMAX theatre management asking explanation regarding the narrow and inadequate exits in this theatre. In fact, there is only one main entry and exit in the complex, while there are narrow steps that lead to the basement. Basing on a public interest petition lodged by a Secunderabad resident, High Court sent legal notices to the chief secretary, home secretary, principal secretaries of municipal administration and revenue departments in this connection.
It is accused in the petition that construction of IMAX is not in sync with Cinemas Regulation Act 1955 and the commissioner who has the licensing authority hasn't done anything by neglecting his duty. This whole issue might be a subtle warning to all the theatres which are building the complexed without following safety norms, say legal experts.
As the iconic Prasad theatre itself is struggling with such issues, imagine how some other popular multiplexes are there. In most of those buildings, there is definitely this narrow exit and entry issue. Let's see what happens.