The single-screen theatre for Chandan cinema in Juhu that was built in 1974, has been the center of attraction for most of the movie lovers. It was the end of an era when the shutters came down for cinema on Saturday.. As soon as the news of the cinema's shutdown surfaced on the internet, several people expressed their unhappiness on social media. Amongst the many, the Kesari team also posted about the heartbreaking news. Akshay Kumar's Kesari was the last film screened in the theatre.
Kesari producer Karan Johar took to his Twitter account to open up about the news and pour out his feelings. The filmmaker wrote, "Chandan( Juhu) is a cinema that I tracked ever since I can remember! A barometer for audience reactions! Heartbreaking to see this era end! The only respite is that the last film played will have been ours! #kesariatchandan."
After Karan's tweet surfaced on the internet, director Kunal Kohli responded with a rather emotional tweet. His post read, "The romanticism of single screens is what drove generations of filmmakers. The new crop of filmmakers will sadly never know the magic of your film being accepted in a single screen. That connect is what we make/made films for.
Meanwhile, Kesari released on March 29 and has been garnering appriciation from audiences and critics alike.