The COVID epidemic has put a halt on daily ongoings globally. All the businesses and the economy shattered, and the aftershocks can be felt even after one year of the epidemic. The Cinema business and theatre business is one such business that experienced a massive downgrade in the past year.
The good news is that it’s slowly recovering, and filmmakers and cinema lovers have a rise in their hope. Following the recovery, the South Indian film industry is set to take its much-awaited projects on the floor. One such movie being Karnan.
Karnan to release in theatres with 50% occupancy
The much-awaited Dhanush starrer Karnan is announced for display in cinemas from 9th April. Due to the pandemic, the makers were in doubt to release it on the OTT, as most of the films or pushed the release until things get back to normal. But the makers have come to terms with the situation and decided to release the Mari Selvaraj directed project in theatres by following the necessary Covid protocol.
The duty of sanitization and audience safety lies in the hands of screen owners and managers. However, the makers have decided to make sure the movie releases with an occupancy of 50% to ensure cinemagoers’ safety from their side.
As promised #Karnan will arrive to theatres tomorrow. As per the need guidelines of our Govt #Karnan will be screened with 50% capacity in theatres along with proper safety measures. I kindly request everyone to provide your support for #Karnan @dhanushkraja @mari_selvaraj
— Kalaippuli S Thanu (@theVcreations) April 8, 2021
Karnan Pre-release Status
As per trade pundits, the fifty percent occupancy will affect the movie’s revenue, but the much-awaited Karnan has already garnered a massive Rs. 26 crores even before its release in theatres.
Karnan’s pre-release collection broke Dhanush’s last released Asuran (2019) record, making 25 crore INR as its pre-release revenue.
It’s nice to know that Indian cinema is trying to cope with the situations, but it’s our responsibility to ensure our safety. Please follow the protocols and keep yourself and your family safe.