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Good, bad, funny: Twitter reacts to national anthem must in theatres before movies

Twitter reacts to the SC’s announcement to play the national anthem before movie screenings in public theatres.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2016 14:10 IST
Sahiba Chawdhary
Sahiba Chawdhary
Hindustan Times
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it mandatory to play the national anthem before film screenings at movie theatres across the country.(AFP File Photo)

Just before you watch a movie at a cinema you will get to hear something patriotic-- like it or not.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court made it mandatory to play the national anthem before the screening of any movie in public theatres. The news became a talking point on Twitter with people disagreeing with the court, supporting it and some making fun of it.

Here are tweets to mark this moment in our entertainment history.

Some mocked the announcement, comparing it to the recent demonetisation and its impact on the people.

Some suggested other innovative ways to evoke patriotism among Indians.

While this user demanded a valid reason on the order:

True story.

This user had a valid question:

While this one will obey all laws:

And this one will crack you up:

First Published: Nov 30, 2016 14:01 IST