Power trip - 2After gushing a bit about the expectations of ??????, I'm pleased that the week of reckoning is nigh. Advance booking notices are already out and I'm happy to deduce from the show timings that the film is not greater than 2 hours (unless I have goofed up in assuming that the timings are for shows at the same screen). This probably means a diversion-free film. Let's see.
The possible place I land up for any viewing of the film will be the E-Square multiplex. Now last time I went there, fellow-viewers Sandeep and Sujay were found carping (rightly) about the sudden hike in parking prices, Rs. 10 for two-wheelers and Rs. 30 for cars, a rise of 100% and 50% respectively. The multiplexes in Pune have started guzzling money; their ticket prices seemed irrationally priced and now their parking fares join in.They also get a huge tax incentive, but are they passing it on to the customers?
Daemon notes that yet another multiplex (Pune's 5th) is coming up in Aundh. Whether the competitive effect will drive down prices or whether they'll just join the party, we'll have to wait. They'll eat into E^2 profits no doubt, for there must be some saturation in the market by now. Till then, we're left to cursing the big E.