Telangana to Ban Online Movie Ticket Sales?

Giving a surprise to various online ticket booking apps and websites, Telangana’s Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas has hinted a possibility that very soon the government will be coming up their own ticket portal for selling movie tickets.

In order to stop looting movie lovers in the name of innumerable taxes and erratic pricing strategies when they buy tickets online, the TS government is said to be considering this step. A Rs 200 ticket is going to cost nearly 20 rupees more when purchased online because there is huge service tax. Many cinema lovers have earlier expressed their concern over these extra charges.

At the same time various websites like Bookmyshow, Paytm, Easymovies and others charge as per demand and also one wonders if the tickets are really sold out or some artificial demand is being created. To keep a check over this, it looks like TS government is contemplating to take a momentous initiative of launching a special website for online booking of movie tickets.

But the million-dollar question is, can the government created ticket booking site match the speed, interactivity and service of platforms like book my show.