The Indian film industry has once again come to a halt due to the second wave of COVID-19. Filmmakers who had previously firmly stated their film's release dates had been forced to alter their plans due to the current economic scenario. On weekends and evenings, the movie theatres are closed, with the remaining performances being attended by a tiny number of spectators.
Here are some of the high-profile films that have been stranded in theatres because of COVID-19.
Thalaivi's producers have released a formal statement announcing the project's postponement. Originally scheduled to open on April 23, 2021, the film has been postponed indefinitely. Kangana Ranaut has been confirmed to star in the movie, which will be distributed in various other dialects.
The makers of 'Sooryavanshi' have said that the film's release has indeed been postponed based on the second wave of the COVID pandemic. Previously, the movie was planned to open in cinemas on April 30th. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, and Katrina Kaif. Rohit Shetty, the film's director, characterized the decision to postpone the premiere as ‘incredibly brave and difficult’.
The release date for Big B and Emraan Hashmi's 'Chehre' had been announced for April 9. The film producers issued an official statement, which was also shared with the cast and crew. They stated that they have decided to postpone the event till further notice because of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and new cinema laws.
The official release date of Rani Mukerji's 'Bunty Aur Babli 2' with Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Sharvari has been delayed due to a spike in new coronavirus cases across the country. Initially, the film was set to premiere in theatres on April 23. The film's new release date has not been announced.
Gangubai Kathiawadi is one of the year's most anticipated films. The distribution of this high-budget movie was unexpectedly suspended due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. According to recent sources, fresh dates have been revealed. On July 30th, the film will be released in Hindi and Telugu. Furthermore, it is questionable whether the official launch date is still legitimate. The most recent update on Gangubai Kathiawadi is that Bhansali is considering an OTT launch if all other distribution channels are shut down due to the virus's impact.
Satyameva Jayate 2 was initially planned to open on May 13th. The producers issued an official statement confirming the film's postponement due to the second wave of coronavirus. In this movie, John Abraham and Divya Khosla Kumar reprise their roles as the film's central characters. This was also supposed to be a showdown with Salman Khan's Radhe.
83, initially set for release in March of last year, is once again a highly anticipated film awaiting a theatrical release. The film, however, was delayed indefinitely due to the pandemic's impact and the emergence of the second coronavirus wave. Ranveer Singh's film '83 is based on India's 1983 world cup victory. According to a trade source, the dealers desired to honour '83 by releasing it before the end of 2021. The film's official release date in theatres has not been confirmed.