The Tamil Nadu Government recently passed an order stating that the public who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 wouldn't be allowed inside any public place, such as temples, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, schools, colleges, sports stadiums, theatres, and other places. This development came into effect immediately from Sunday, November 20. People who had booked tickets for movies on Sunday were asked to provide their certificate that has the confirmation of their vaccination. Only after providing the vaccination certificate, the patrons were allowed inside the theatres. The ones who were not vaccinated were unfortunately sent back home.

Several people even indulged in arguments with the theatre guards for the same as this did not come into effect with prior notice. However, the theatres have been strictly informed by the higher authorities that only vaccinated people would be permitted inside the theatres. Going forward, only if you are vaccinated, you'd be permitted inside theatres or any public place, for that matter. People who have been vaccinated with the first dose of their vaccine and are in the waiting period for the second dose would be permitted inside the theatres, and the ones below the age of 18 also don't have any restrictions as such.

If you are not vaccinated even with the first dose, then there are no chances of you being permitted inside the theatres. This development comes as a measure to safeguard the entire state of Tamil Nadu from the severity of the Covid-19 situation. This move has also got a mixed response from the public on social media. Silambarasan TR's highly-anticipated political drama, Maanaadu is getting ready to release on Thursday, November 25, and this development of permitting only the vaccinated public inside the theatres might affect the film's box office. To fight this pandemic, together let us get vaccinated and stay safe and protected.