In the latest development, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to allow India’s cinemas to go higher than the fifty percent limit, currently permitted. The new ruling will come into effect from February 1st according to the buzz. Order comprising of new SOP’s and guidelines will be out pretty soon.
The Southern industry’s operation in the recently concluded festival season may have played a key role in making this decision. Many people across Telugu and Tamil film industries have thronged to cinemas during the Sankranthi/Pongal season. Almost all the movies in Telugu cinema, for example, were a success.
As it is, with the fifty percent occupancy, many smaller centres were operating at full capacity. The latest decision could mean more properties doing the same from February itself. Even otherwise, one can expect maximum occupancy by summer 2021.
It is, without any doubt, good news for the film industry. More than the Southern movies, it seems to be about Bollywood as the filmmakers there are still hesitant to screen the biggies. The increase in occupancy should now make them take the much-needed step. Let us wait and see who takes the first daring step.
The South Indian industries, meanwhile, would be looking at giving proper scheduling to their long list of movies that are waiting in the wings to hit the big screens.Don't MissJagan Government Secretly Shifting The CapitalViolating the Status Quo of the Court, Andhra Pradesh Government is secretly shifting its offices...Don't MissUS BO Revival: Pawan Kalyan Shoulders The ResponsibilityThe Telugu cinema is looking like it's back to normal in the Telugu states. A...Don't MissAndhra Pradesh Fourth in States with Highest LoansAndhra Pradesh seems to be getting into a debt trap. The state is ranked fourth...Don't MissShocking! Varun Tej Left With No ChoiceIt is what one could term irony. Varun Tej’s film Ghani was one of the...Don't MissIs The Theatrical Release Worth It For Wild Dog?It is now officially confirmed. Wild Dog will have a theatrical release. It hits cinemas...