In view of the increasing number of Kovid-infections, the Delhi government has issued a yellow alert under its new guide line GRAD (Grade Response Action Plan). As a result of which all cinema houses in the capital have been closed. On this move of the government, Kamal Gian Chandani, President of Multiplex Association of India has expressed his representation to the government. This is the first time in the history of cinema that the cinema industry has clashed. The cinema industry, which has been closed since March 20, has been re-opened, the people of the cinema industry operating with their autonomy have followed the responsibility towards the audience and towards themselves. Work has been done on theaters following ventilation, hygiene and other safety rules. The thing to be told is that not a single case of Kovid 19 has been traced from any cinema house across the world. All we want to say is that now that the multiplex theaters have been closed again, this decision needs to be considered.
The Cinema Association and the exhibitors all believe that just as there is a system to watch cinema under the guideline in other states of the country or other industries like cinema are operating, similarly multiplexes should be allowed in Delhi. Mumbai (Maharashtra) is the number one center for the business of Bollywood films and Delhi gives business at number two. Cinema halls are being run in Mumbai with 50% capacity and following the covid rules of applying double dose vaccine, the same should be done in Delhi. There should be a similar approach for cinema business in the capital of the country also. Considering the social, cultural and economic impact of cinema, every aspect should be given equal treatment everywhere. The association believes that they understand the thinking of the government and the particular situation. But, for an industry like cinema to survive the crisis, it is also necessary that the government pays attention to this aspect and provides relief to the workers and the cinema industry.
These movies will not be able to watch:
According to the information received, the release of Shahid Kapoor starrer film ‘Jersey’, which is going to be held on December 31, has been stopped. Similarly, SS Rajamouli’s film ‘RRR’, which was slated to release on January 7, Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Prithviraj’ and John Abersham’s film ‘Attack’, which was to release on January 21, have been postponed. Huh. Now these films can be released on a later date in view of the Kovid situation. Distributors in Delhi say that in the last days of the year people come out of their homes, watch movies. Due to the closure of theaters in Delhi, people here are going to Noida and Gurgaon to watch cinema. If you look at the report of last month, the cinema halls had started going full. After ‘Sooryavanshi’, there was an increase in the excitement of watching the film. ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ’83’ showed the sight of housefull after a long time and now the situation of theater shutdown has filled everyone with despair.
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