Should Amitabh Bachchan's BHOOTHNATH RETURNS be made tax free?
April 16, 2014 3:04:50 PM IST By Urvi Parikh, Glamsham Editorial
Amitabh Bachchan starrer BHOOTHNATH RETURNS, produced by T-Series, has been received well at the box-office, what with even the morning 9.00 am shows of the film going packed houses. The film has been lapped up by both the critics and audiences. The reviews and the box-office collections serve as a proof of it.
BHOOTHNATH RETURNS deals with the most crucial subject (these days) - elections, however in a very tongue-in-cheek and sublime manner. From making the common man aware of his rights to getting everyone voter ID cards to vote for change to not treat the polling day as a holiday, looks like Bhoothnath has returned this election season with a purpose. And in order to help the makers convey this message to the target audience, we believe the film should be granted a tax-free status.
Director Nitesh Tiwari has taken great care involving both the kids and adults in highlighting the plight of the people and the political scenario of our country. While the kids can go and party in the first half, the accompanying adults can take notes in the second part of the movie, before their polling day arrives.
Declaring the film tax-free at this stage would only mean that more people can watch it and thus help in spreading the desired message amongst the people when the country is on the verge of electing its new Government. And with the movie starring Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the impact would also be greater, bearing in mind his humungous fan following.
We hope the authorities take notice of this since election is in the air and the movie is well-timed and well-intentioned.