Angrezi Medium, Sooryavanshi to suffer as Delhi announces cinema hall closure
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that all cinema halls in Delhi will remain shut till March 31 as a precautionary measure to contain the deadly coronavirus. Six cases have been confirmed in the national capital.
With this, two Bollywood movies – Angrezi Medium and Sooryavanshi – are likely to suffer losses as they have been scheduled to release in the mentioned time period.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh says that producers and distributors will definitely take a hit, after this announcement. "This is shocking. This will definitely have repercussions in the entertainment industry. Delhi is a major city and a big contributor to the business of films. Films will not release, the producers will have to put a stop to it. How can someone let go of Delhi? We are talking about crores and crores," he tells Hindustan Times.
It looks like Angrezi Medium, starring Irrfan and Radhika Madan, could be the first casualty. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres this Friday, less than 24 hours from now. “I have no idea about Angrezi Medium, because it is scheduled to release tomorrow. The producers Maddock Films or Jio Studios will be able to tell you,” Adarsh said.
According to a news reports, the makers are planning to push the release date of Sooryavanshi.