A few weeks ago, Bollywood along with Southern film industries announced the release dates of their pending movies one after another as the coronavirus cases were slowing down. However, the enthusiasm soon died down after the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic started showing its effect which is now getting out of hand.
Due to the second wave, films like Sooryavanshi, Thalaivi, Chehre, Love Story, Tuck Jagadish which were slated to release in April, are now postponed indefinitely. And if reports are to be believed, movies scheduled for release in the month of May may also get postponed further.
According to reports, the union government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is planning to take big steps to curb the speed of the second wave of the covid-19. While the government has already ruled out the complete nationwide lockdown, sources say that the government is seriously considering the strategy of "unlock phase 2" of the last year.
If this happens, then the theaters will be closed again for the entire month of May or beyond. On the other hand, the exhibitors and theater owners will be hoping that such a decision not be taken as they have already suffered enough and another push might dig them in the deep haul.
May is the month of Eid and a lot of big summer releases. Movies like, "Radhe", "Marakkar", "Acharya", "Satyameva Jayate 2", "Narappa", among others are scheduled to release in May which is now looking unlikely to happen.