Corona Virus has affected the worldwide movie industry a lot. While small and medium budget movies have moved onto OTT platforms like Amazon’s Prime or Netflix, big budget movies don’t find that route practical. They are considering movie release after lockdown. Theatres all over India have been shut down because large congregation of people in those places can be a hotbed for the virus to spread.
Film bodies in India like the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE), Indian Film and Directors’ Association (IFTDA), Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA), Western India Film Producers’ Association (WIFPA) and Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC) have collectively agreed to halt the production and on going shooting of all movies, TV series and web series. With no cure of the virus visible in the near future yet, the fate of many big banner Bollywood movies hangs mid-air.
List of bollywood movie release affected by Covid 19
Let us look at some of the big budget movies that were slated to be released if circumstances were normal.
India loves its cop thriller movies full of actions, emotions and drama. With the immense popularity of movies like Singham and Simba, director Rohit Shetty was going to bring a flavor of his previous blockbusters into one project. Superstars like Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan were to share the same screen in Rohit Shetty’s grand “Sooryavanshi.” Stated to be released early this year, it will hopefully be one of the first bollywood movies releasing after lockdown.
Laal Singh Chadda
Touted as the remake of the classic Hollywood cult movie ‘Forrest Gump’, Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chadda was definitely going to be a masterpiece. Aamir khan is known for his perfectionism and attention to detail in his movies. Directed by Advaita Chauhan, the first look of the film has already created ripples among the movie aficionados. Chauhan’s previous film “Secret Superstar” was a hit in China.
Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him. Salman Khan is one of the most popular actors of Bollywood today with scores of fans fondly calling him ‘Bhai’ all across India. Khan’s Eid release this year “Radhe” has not even completed shooting let alone any post production work. No doubt this movie will drive huge footfall to the theatres after lockdown. Randeep Hooda and Disha Patani will be seen alongside Salman Khan in this movie.
Coolie No. 1
Coolie No. 1 was a classic movie from the 90’s featuring stalwarts like Govind, Karishma Kapoor, Kadar Khan et al. It will be interesting to see if this remake of the same film by David Dhawan and featuring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan will do justice to the original. It is also one of the movie release affected by covid.
Akshay Kumar is a trendsetter and he never shies away from doing different roles. Laxmmi Bomb featuring Kumar and Kiara Advani will show the former playing the role of a trans-person. The posters have already piqued the interest of movie goers all over India. Supposed to be released during Eid this year, the makers are considering going for a smaller release on OTT platforms. Which one would you prefer?