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The beginning of this year has proved to be bad for Bollywood. The release date of SS Rajamouli’s RRR has been postponed. The release date of RRR was just 7 January. At the same time, Prabhas starrer Radhe Shyam will be released on January 14 only. The makers have confirmed this. The release date of both the films was believed to be postponed since this morning. The makers of RRR will make an official announcement of the new release date soon. The makers have taken this decision due to the increasing case of Corona, as theaters are operating with 50% occupancy in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. At the same time, theaters in Delhi are completely closed.
RRR’s budget is 400 crores and Radhe Shyam’s is 350 crores.
The budget of the film RRR is 400 crores. At the same time, Radhe Shyam, made under the direction of Radhakrishna Kumar, has a budget of Rs 350 crore. The first release date of Radhe Shyam was 30 July 2021, but it was postponed in view of Kovid. Its trailer was released on 23 December in the presence of about 40 thousand fans.
Critics made the announcement
The film critics of South have given this information by sharing it with their social media account.
Theaters running with 50% occupancy in many states
Theaters in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have been allowed by the administration to run with 50% occupancy. At the same time, the Delhi government has completely closed theaters. The Maharashtra government has ordered theater owners not to run shows after 8 pm. After which the makers fear that the film will not be able to recover its cost.
The makers of the film are expecting the highest earning from this region. 100 crores business was expected in Maharashtra, 50 crores in Tamil Nadu and 60 crores business from Delhi, which is not visible now. After this the makers have taken this big decision.
Ajit’s Valimai is also the reason
The release date of South’s actor Ajit’s film Valimai is 13 January 2022. Ajith’s popularity is very high in the entire South including Tamil Nadu, due to which the makers hope that the film will do good business for 15 days. The makers of RRR and Radhe Shyam are also pushing ahead with their release due to this.
Big blow for Indian film exhibitors
Entertainment Business Research Analyst Karan Taurani says that this is a big setback for Indian film exhibitors. It has been seen in the last three-four months that only big films can bring good footfall. Therefore, wherever theaters are operational in the country, it is a loss-making deal for the exhibitors to do business with small films. Because running a theater costs a lot every day.
Taurani said that now there is little hope of any big film releasing by next March or April. We are going back to the same situation when the cinemas were either closed or the occupancy was reduced. It may take another six to eight weeks to get the vehicle back on track. By the way, theater business can revive in less time than the first and second wave.