With the extension of lockdown in India till May 31 has created a tense situation in the film fraternity. Directors whose films are ready for release are now opting for the OTT release which has divided the entertainment industry. Last week director Shoojit Sircar announced that he will be releasing his forthcoming film Gulabo Sitabo on Amazon Prime. Jisshu Sengupta also shared the news of his film ‘Shakuntala Devi’ will be also releasing on Prime.
Sharing his thoughts, Dev Adhikari said that there is uncertainty whether any film will be released this year. “Maintaining social distance in cinema halls will take time. If a film releases on OTT then it will set a new trend. But I don’t know whether it will be a success,” he added.
Aniket Chattopadhyay directed film ‘Hobu Chandra Raja Gobu Chandra Montri’, produced by Dev Adhikari production house, will opt for OTT release. There are many films in Tollywood which have stuck due to the COVID-19 situation. Government has given relaxations but still Cineplex’s and cinema halls are closed.
The film is based on Dakhinaranjan Mitra Majumdar's stories — Hobu Chandra Raja and Sarkar er Chhele. It is a story of a state where everyone is living happily until one day a new mantri is appointed and he tells the king that his state has a financial problem. On the other side, another story is also running which shows a teacher and his student who also come to the same state to earn a livelihood. But somehow the teacher is not happy the way the state is being run and he leaves. But while going he tells his student to call him if he needs his help. Meanwhile, a thief dies when a wall falls on him. The punishment was given to the man who had built the wall. But somehow, the main accused got replaced by the student. How Guruji will save his student?
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