The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, which was first identifiedin China in December, has had sweeping effects in the public health, business, and travel sectors, among others The impact of COVID-19 on the world has undeniably been, and continues to be, socially, economically, and most importantly, medically.
We saw the first global box office take a hit when film theatres in China (the world’s 2nd largest film market) understandably halted operation in response due to the virus.
Major film release dates postponed or cancelled
On April 3, Disney made huge changes to its release calendar, setting dates for movies it had previously pulled without a date and moving others. Mulan is now set to open on July 24, 2020, while Jungle Cruise, which had been set to release that day, moved to July 30, 2021. An untitled Indiana Jones film moved from July 9, 2021 to July 29, 2022.
Theatres are shutdown, and films will release only after the situation is calmer. Among films that have been directly hit is Mohan Krishna Indraganti’s film “V”, starring Nani, Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari, which was set to hit the screens on March 25. The makers will now announce have to announce a new release date.
A major shoot that has been cancelled for now is the “Baahubali” franchise director SS Rajamouli’s next biggie, “RRR”. The ambitious film stars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR with Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn and some famous actors film. Irish actors Ray Stevenson and Alison Doody also feature in prominent roles in the film. The film might not release in January 2021, as was being said. It can be postponed in few months.
Shooting schedules have been badly hit, too. Naga Chaitanya’s “Love Story” as well as his father Nagarjuna’s “Wild Dogs” are both said to be put on hold. The film comes in fater and son’s combination that is Naga Chaitanys”Love story”most of the people are waiting this movie but du to covid 19 the movie shooting has been postponed.