Covid second wave has hit film enterprise tougher than anticipated. With speedy enhance in constructive circumstances, the Karnataka state authorities is taking stringent actions to curb the unfold of the an infection. The regularly altering guidelines are additionally posing risk to films which have already launched.
Puneeth Rajkumar starrer Yuvaratna opened to packed theaters on April 1. Inside per week, the state authorities determined to herald the rule for 50% occupancy in theaters within the wake of surging covid circumstances. The movie workforce together with Puneeth Rajkumar met the state chief minister B S Yediyurappa and appealed to postpone the brand new restrictions for 3 days, in order that the makers may earn their weekend share. The state authorities had agreed to the proposal.
“Had we identified this was going to occur, we wouldn’t launch the film within the first place,” stated Puneeth Rajkumar to the media. Regardless of 50% occupancy, the film gained good response.
Later, the makers of Yuvaratna determined to take a unique route. Inside per week of theatrical launch, they struck a cope with OTT big Amazon Prime Video and launched their film on the app on Friday. That is the primary time a Kannada-language mega starrer has been launched on OTT inside 10 days of its theatrical launch.
Yuvaratna is produced by Vijay Kiragandur of Hombale movies who can also be the producer of magnum opus KGF 1&2. In accordance with sources near the workforce, Amazon Prime Video purchased Yuvaratna for a whopping Rs 20 crore. This in itself is a file for any Kannada film. KGF chapter 1 had bagged Rs 18 crore deal which was highest earlier than this.
“Given the current pandemic scenario, this determination has been taken holding in thoughts the bigger attain of the nice content material to extra viewers, particularly households and aged. The film will proceed to be screened in theaters. We search co-operation from all followers, movie fraternity and well-wishers,” stated Hombale Movies in a press release.
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