About 3 weeks ago, Bollywood Ungama was the first to report it Sooryavanshi, the long-awaited action film starring Akshay Kumar and directed by Rohit Shetty, is set to finally be released on April 30, 2021. Exhibitors were informed of this new release date and told to prepare to screen the first major publication of the movie in the bollywood pandemic. A few days later, on March 14, also Rohit Shetti’s birthday, the producers made an official announcement. As expected, this led to madness among traders, exhibitors and fans in general. After all, this is a film that is expected by almost everyone for almost a year.
Unfortunately, a lot has changed in the last two weeks regarding the situation with Covid-19 in India. On March 14, the day Sooryavanshi was officially announced for release on April 30, India registered 26,513 cases. There are currently about 60,000 cases a day in the country. In other words, the jump is extreme. Maharashtra is the biggest hot spot and shockingly registered nearly 40,000 cases on Sunday (March 28th). And there are no signs that the cases will recede or even disappear. It was no surprise, therefore, that the Maharashtra government announced a night curfew in Maharashtra, from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am. For the movie business, this is shocking, as it would mean that the last show of the day will be at 17:00 or 17:30. That, along with 50% employment, would mean bad movie collections.
And the worst is yet to come. There are reports that the state government in Maharashtra is considering a lockout on April 2nd or 3rd. This would mean that the cinemas would be closed again.
Even before the announcement of the night curfew, the collections in the northern and western belts are disappointing. The Hollywood Big, Godzilla v. Kong, which came out on March 24, eventually raised a huge Rs 28.96 crore in 5 days, but part of it came mainly from the South. This gave a clear idea that releasing a medium-sized Bollywood film in such a scenario would be suicide. The postponement of Bunty Aur Babli 2scheduled for release on 23 April, and Cherry, scheduled for release on April 9, indicated that the release schedule is ready to roll.
Sooryavanshi is obviously a bigger movie than Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Cherry and the question everyone is asking is – will it come out on April 30 as planned? We asked traders to comment on this issue. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says: “There have been no announcements from manufacturers since their announcement on March 14, when they announced that they were leading Sooryavanshi in theaters on April 30. There is a lot of speculation inside and outside the film fraternity. Exhibitors, of course, are very sad, but then they realize that the cases are increasing. A night curfew is also held in Mumbai. So evening and night shows are completely excluded. In these circumstances, I’m sure the producers need to rethink, but there’s no communication at the moment. “
Trade analyst Atul Mohan also said: “It is too early to comment. There is almost a month left. The situation is bad and we can only hope that things will improve. “
The creators of Sooryavanshi they had admitted that they were ready to present the film, even if the cinemas in most centers were operating at 50% capacity. But adding another restriction in the form of a night curfew can be harmful.
Raj Bansal, owner of Entertainment Paradise in Jaipur, sighs, “50% occupancy and on top of that there are no shows late at night and in the evening. Collections would throw themselves into such a scenario. Atul Mohan, meanwhile, said: “Due to the night curfew in Maharashtra, the last show is at 17:00. Previously, government services operated from 9:00 to 17:00. Now even cinemas are forced to operate at the same time. frame! ”
Raj Bansal does not have much hope of improving the script. He says: “I doubt it Sooryavanshi comes out on April 30. The spread of the virus is increasing. Second, no one knows when these night curfews will end. Due to these factors, no one will risk releasing their film in a month. “
He added: “We also saw the fate of Movements,, Mumbai saga,, Sandeep aur pinky faraar and Saina. The collections were very bad; I could not imagine that employment would be so bad. He then stressed: “Rajasthan is also under night curfew. Many places in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are also under restrictions. We still hope that these curbs will not last until the end of April, but as a producer I would not take the risk. If I was a producer, I would definitely postpone the film, as an exhibitor, of course, I would like to Sooryavanshi to release because I need this great movie for my theater. “
Taran Adarsh makes it clear that official communication must be awaited. He says: “There are so many stakeholders in Sooryavanshi. They will have to get together and call. Postponing a film over and over again, of course, leads to a lot of discussion on social media, but producers also need to think about improving the film. They are the parents. The film is like a child for them. They have to protect it, raise it and release it at the right time. So whatever decision the creators make, I will respect it. He signed, saying: “I would suggest we wait for the official communication and not speculate. Manufacturers ko bhi waqt dijiye. Let’s hope for the best and keep our fingers crossed. “
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