It looks like the Lockdown21 will continue for a few more weeks! The central government has hinted that lockdown will continue for some more time and Prime Minister in his video conference with chief minister has said – “It is a long drawn out fight against COVID19.”
So it looks like the lockdown will be extended to May. And even after lockdown is lifted, only in a phased manner everything will open up.
In future one of the key factors that the government will follow is to implement “social distancing” and gathering of people. It means theatres, malls, huge gatherings at weddings and other social gatherings and live sporting events will open only in the final stages.
Kollywood is now more or less reconciled to the idea that its summer biggies will be postponed to July or August. Thalapathy Vijay’s Master was supposed to release on April 9, and the other releases – Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru, Dhanush’s Jagame Thandhiram, Jayam Ravi’s Bhoomi were the other biggies slated for April/May release. The trade has confirmed that these films will now go to July or August depending on when the lockdown on theatres will be lifted.