For almost six months now, all the theatres are shut all over the country due to coronavirus pandemic. As a result, shooting of most movies have been stalled. Some of the movies have postponed their shootings also. Due to such occasion, people have been deprived of their only mode of entertainment. Some of the movies have taken digital route and release the movie online. However, there are few people that have been waiting for the release of the movie in theatre.
In the phase 5 of unlock by the government, it has been said that cinema theatre can open now. From 15th October, people are allowed to visit the theatres. According to the rules, theatres are allowed to run with 50% capacity at the moment. Following to the announcement, discussions have been started regarding the movies that can release now. As far as Hollywood movie is concerned, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is the first movie to release in theatre. In South India, Vijay starrer Master will be released first. If you look at the Bollywood movies, Kiara Advani’s next Indoo Ki Jawaani is going to release at the theatre first after this pandemic.
One of the exhibitors has said “Tenet has been ready, and the team of Master was also prepared to release as soon as the news came. So they are locked. Among the Bollywood films, Nikkhil Advani did a smart thing by not selling his next production venture Indoo Ki Jawaani, to any of the online giants. They aren’t bound by contract. They just released a song and a few promos but none of it had a mention of the release. Now, with Unlock 5, the Kiara Advani starrer will be the first major film starring an A-list actor that will release in theatres for sure.” Later on, he has also added “It will also help the other producers test the water in a way. Indoo Ki Jawaani is a small budgeted film that has already recovered its costs. Plus, the 50% occupancy won’t make much of a difference to it, since a film in this space would have found it difficult to have a higher occupancy, even with full 100% capacity. So, Indoo Ki Jawaani has got the best bet for sure. Apart from that, even Jayantilal Gada plans to release their next film titled Flight, which stars newcomers in the cinemas.”