Celebs sound excited about National Cinema Day, and share their plans of watching a film in theatres

To encourage cine-goers to celebrate a day at the movies, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) has crowned September 23 as National Cinema Day. On this day, tickets across India will be charged at ₹75 for all. This has come as a pleasant surprise for all film aficionados. Celebs share their thoughts on the occasion. They also sound excited about the day as they open up about their plans of watching a film of their choice on this special Friday.

Neelu Kohli
Yes, on September 16, my film is releasing in the theatres and it’s called Saroj Ka Rishta. Since the tickets are going to prices at Rs 75 , I’m going to be very happy taking my entire family because yes, going to the movies these days has become an expensive affair. I really applaud this welcome move by MAI on National Cinema Day, and I think this should be made mandatory. If possible, they should lower down the price of tickets in general. Then especially the kind of low that films are going through.

Ashoka Thackur
Yes, I am really excited about September 23, as this is something different and unique happening. I am planning to watch Brahmastra on that day. Celebration is definitely needed for cinema day in a country like India which is filled with film lovers.

Ssudeep Sahir
It’s a good move to have National Cinema Day. We all, whether actors or non-actors, thrive on cinema for entertainment. I am an avid moviegoer. If I am free, I will definitely go and watch a movie on September 23. The price of ₹75 for movie tickets will surely increase the footfalls, especially the youth flock to theatres.

Mrunal Jain
We all actors love to see films on the big screen. It rejuvenates us completely. I will surely go and watch a film on September 23. Celebrating Cinema Day is surely a great idea. I would love to go and watch Brahmastra with my wife and son.

Amal Sehrawat
In India, anything which is offered at a discounted price is always welcomed. And when it happens at the cinema, it’s something which we all love. So, I’ll surely be going to a late-night show as I am shooting for a daily soap in the day. It is a fantastic initiative and we must celebrate cinema. I will go to watch Sita Raman with my family.

Angad Hasija
Cinema needed a day from a long time. Who doesn’t like to watch a cinema and if the tickets are on offer it is all the better. I will surely go and watch a film but it can only be a late night because I am shooting for a daily soap in the day. I will go and watch Brahmastra. There is no substitute for watching the film in a big theatre.

Shehzad Shaikh
I am very excited for National Cinema Day. I think after a very long time maybe on this occasion it gives me a good reason to finally go and watch a movie on the big screen. I am looking forward to cinema day a lot even though my medium is television. I really love this initiative because it’s a good move to bring people back to theatres. Hopefully, a lot of people get to enjoy the luxurious experience as well which generally not everyone can afford given the high-ticket prices. But on this day, they can watch anything for just Rs75, which is a good deal. I am thinking of going for Brahmastra and also because I am wholeheartedly a true Ranbir Kapoor fan.