On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Srinagar bought its first multiplex cinema.

The cinema, situated within the Shivpora Indiranagar space, was inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Photographer Umar Ganie was there for the primary day, first present.


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IMAGE: The workers will get prepared for the inaugration. All Photographs: Umar Ganie for Rediff.com


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IMAGE: The media waits outdoors the multiplex.


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IMAGE: Last minute checks being run.


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IMAGE: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha — seen right here with Vijay Dhar (on his proper) and INoX Multiplex Cinema head Siddharth Jain (between Sinha and Dhar) — inaugurated the multiplex.


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IMAGE: Manoj Sinha holds up the primary ticket for the present with businessman and educationist Vijay Dhar, whose father Durga Prasad Dhar was one in every of then prime minister Indira Gandhi’s closest advisors.
D P Dhar, who served as India’s planning minister and later ambassador to the then Soviet Union, died of a coronary heart assault, aged solely 57, on June 12, 1975, the day the Allahabad excessive court docket disqualified Mrs Gandhi as a member of Parliament.
Had he lived, Mr Dhar could properly have suggested Mrs Gandhi towards proclaiming the Emergency.


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IMAGE: Vijay Dhar presents a memento to Lieutenant Governor Sinha.


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IMAGE: The foyer of the multiplex, like its cousins elsewhere in India.


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IMAGE: The National Anthem is performed earlier than the beginning of the film.


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IMAGE: Moviegoers appear to be having a very good time over popcorn and snacks.


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IMAGE: A view of the viewers having fun with the film.


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IMAGE: Aamir Khan’s Lal Singh Chaddha was the primary movie screened on the Srinagar cinema.


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IMAGE: The Magic of Cinema.


SEE VIDEO : Kashmir’s First Multiplex


Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com

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