- The last film released in multiplexes at All India Level is English Medium, which came on 13 March 2020.
- Shooting has stopped in the film industry since March 19, while the third phase of the lockdown, which started on March 22, is going on in the country.
May 15, 2020, 05:43 PM IST
The film industry, especially the cinema owners, has been badly affected by the lockdown caused by Coronavirus. No one has the answer as to when will theaters finally open? Meanwhile, producers have announced the release of their films on OTT platforms. After this decision, distributors and exhibitors have been in a tizzy. However, Producers Guild India has issued a statement saying the decision to release the film on the OTT platform is correct.
– taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 15, 2020
PGI has issued a statement on Friday after opposing Inox. In which written – multiplexes are our priority in releasing the film and always will be. But in the current situation, we have to take this decision. For films to be released further, it is necessary that we remain in showbiz. The production sector is losing more than 100 crores every day.
The sets that were made for the shooting of films have been removed as there is no information about when the shooting will resume. Producers have to bear the charge of set and studio rentals, post-shoot schedules. Insurance companies are also not getting any kind of help.
At the end of its statement, PGI stated that when theaters across the country reopen, the producers' community would like to work with the exhibition sector again. We will do all that is helpful in getting the audience back in large numbers in theaters.
|29 May||Ponmal Vandal (Tamil)|
|12 June||Gulabo Sitabo (Hindi)|
|19 June||Penguins (Tamil and Telugu)|
|26 June||Law (Kannada)|
|24 July||French Biryani (Kannada)|
Apart from this, Vidya Balan's films Shakuntala Devi (Hindi) and Sufiyam Sujatayam (Malayalam) will also premiere. Sufiyam Sujatayam stars Jayasuriya and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles.