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Covid third wave dampens Sandalwood’s Sankranthi spirit – Bengaluru News

The cause? The Karnataka authorities has restricted occupancy in cinema theatres to 50 per cent due to the third wave.

Producers who had deliberate grand Sankranthi releases have deferred their motion pictures. And the movie commerce estimates that by the point the third wave peters down, scores of theatres throughout the state will completely shut down.

‘Badava Rascal’, starring actor Dhananjaya, launched on December 24 and confirmed all indicators of changing into successful. The film workforce had already begun a tour throughout the state to rejoice its success, nevertheless it obtained a impolite shock when the 50 per cent limitation was introduced within the first week of January.

Dhananjaya acknowledged that although the makers have been pleased with the field-workplace pickings, the restrictions had affected the prospect of the film doing even higher.

The Nikhil Kumaraswamy-starrer massive-finances film ‘Rider’, additionally launched on December 24, had begun properly on the field-workplace, however then needed to incur heavy losses. ‘Arjun Gowda’, the film starring Prajwal Devraj, was additionally hit badly by the state authorities’s determination.

The massive Kannada motion pictures will now be slated for launch through the Varamahalakshmi, Ganesha and Vijayadashami festivals. In reality, when the second Covid wave hit laborious, main releases, together with pan-India initiatives such because the Kichcha Sudeep-starrer ‘Vikranth Rona’, needed to be postponed.

No Kannada movie has been launched after December 31. With specialists predicting that the third wave will peak in February, the producers are uncertain about releasing their motion pictures. Industry sources stated there will not be any massive releases for an additional two months, which goes to spell doom for theatre house owners.

By the time the third wave subsides, trade sources stated, greater than 200 theatres will shut down completely. With no new film being launched, they’re managing with motion pictures which have launched final month, even with 50 per cent occupancy.

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