Just when movie theatres across India were in the throes of despair, thanks to lockdown due to the COVID pandemic, the Southern superstars have shown the way to salvation. First Tamil superstar Vijay with Master followed by Ravi Tejaa in the Telugu blockbuster Crack and Vijay Sethupathi in the Telugu film Uppena.
This week another Tamil star Vishal Krishna releases his new film Chakra in theatres. Says Vishal, “The big success of Master, Crack and Uppeni are very encouraging for the movie-theatre business. I am confident my Chakra will also be liked by movie-going audiences. Give them what they like. Make it large, They will come.”
Nagarjuna who releases his Wild Dog in theatres in April says the trick is to give the audience the big-screen experience. “So far the films released after the lockdown in Hindi have not done well because exhibitors have not given the audience anything tempting. Give them Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan and see what happens. Here in the South each of us (superstars) has his own following. Our fans are deeply mortified if we release our films on the OTT. They want to see us on the big screen.”
In the meanwhile, Mohanlal’s fans are deeply disappointed by the OTT release of his new film Drishyam 2.
Image source: Instagram/akkineni__nagarjuna/vijay_official/actorvijaysethupathi
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