128 students from ‘Sevalayam’ were taken by Madurai Round Table 14 to Inox theatre to watch the film ‘Mr. Go’ on Tuesday evening.

“This is the first time I’m going to watch a film in a theatre,” V. Mukesh said, and proceeded to enthusiastically talk to his friends who were equally excited about the film they were going to see.

They were among the 128 students from ‘Sevalayam’ who were taken by Madurai Round Table 14 to Inox theatre to watch the film ‘Mr. Go’ on Tuesday evening. For many of the children, it was the first opportunity they got to watch a film on the big screen.

“Most of them are orphans or children from lower income groups who have not had a chance to watch a film in a theatre. We wanted to give them a fun experience in a theatre and decided on this,” said M. Vijay, Chairman of Madurai Round Table 14.

As the children waited in the queue to get into the theatre, they were discussing a host of things that they were looking forward to in the new experience.

“I have never watched a 3D film, but have heard of it. I can’t wait to wear the 3D glasses and see how the special effects are,” said Prem Kumar, a student of Class VI from the school.

Students from Class VI to X from the residential home had been brought to the theatre.

M. Chandragopi, a Class VII student, said while they had watched cartoons occasionally, the prospect of seeing a full-length animated film was something he was looking forward to.

“Being able to watch the movie with my classmates and friends is what I’m more happy about,” he said.

First time

The Round Table members who had accompanied the children said this was the first time that they had organised such an event for children and that they expressed hope that they would continue it.

“While we have been extending financial and infrastructural aid to various orphanages and homes, we also wanted to do something new for the children and give them an entertaining and colourful experience,” said Vikram Srinivasan, convenor for small projects undertaken by the Round Table.

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