Arunachal, Nov 21: Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh got its first movie hall with a start-up opening a screen in the heavily fortified city close to the tense India-China border 10,000-feet above sea level. It is an 80-seater cinema hall.
Jadooz, which caters to small and remote areas of the country, will open its first air-conditioned movie hall with a high-end virtual reality facility in Tawang. The cinema will also double up as a platform for teaching virtually. Jadooz is the latest destination of every neighbourhood for the magical experience of next-gen entertainment.
Jadooz is geared up to introduce every Indian to the new age of entertainment with plans of setting up close to 1250 zones consisting of Mini Theatres and Virtual Reality screens across 21 states of the country.
The cineplex has been built by Jadooz Media Solution at Rs 35 lakh and will offer the 50,000-population city a cheaper movie-going experience at Rs 100 a ticket. Rani Mukherjee and Saif Ali Khan-starrer Bollywood movie Bunty Aur Babli 2 was the first movie screened at the hall following its inauguration on Saturday.
Rajiv Nehra, Founding Managing Director Jadooz said, “The theatre is going to provide quality entertainment to the local population at an affordable rate. Each ticket will cost Rs.100 only. The theatre will also have a ‘First Day First Show’ facility for Bollywood movies.”
Arunachal Pradesh currently has barely three or four cinemas, including one in Itanagar but none in Tawang.
In 2006, Arunachal Pradesh joined the league of Indian Cinema with its first feature film ‘Sonam’. The movie was shot in Tawang town. However, ironically the locals had been depending on watching movies on laptops and in projectors of conference halls. After the first lockdown in early 2020, watching movies on projectors has also stopped.
Tawang is also home to a 336-year-old Buddhist monastery, the largest in India and second-largest in the world after Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.