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Anantnag’s only movie theatre ‘Heaven’ gets new life after a long gap of three decades, courtesy CRPF

Anantnag: After a long gap of three decades, the life has returned to valley’s one of the most terror sensitive places also known as safe haven to hundred of militants after its only movie theatre “Heaven” reopens last week.

On March 06, CRPF revived this movie hall by releasing not so latest bollywood movie “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” which stars Shahid Kapoor and Shradha Kapoor.

The building was a commercial property which was converted into a cinema hall, Heaven, by local businessmen in 1989 and has reduced to rubble in 1991 grenade attack and was in shambles since then.

“Though little old but the movie was a hit here,” a CRPF officer reports.

The last movie screened here was Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Kalia in 1991, which still ignites the love for Bollywood among locals. That’s the film poster of Batti Gul Meter Chalu,” says Ashu Shukla, commandant, 40 Battalion, CRPF. Heaven is synonymous with Kashmir and appropriately named by its owners.

The theatre has been opened to civilians; the seating capacity including balcony is 525.

Operational concerns and routine encounters have pegged back the plans to screen the movie daily and restrict it for a weekly screening, said the officer.

 

 

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