On the eve of Dhanush’s much awaited Karnan’s release, the Tamil Nadu government announced sanctions amid growing cases of coronovirus in the state. Accordingly, the government has announced that theaters cannot function to their full potential. However, this has done no harm to the makers of Karnan as they are determined to go ahead with the release as planned.
“As promised #Karnan will arrive in theaters tomorrow. # Cinemas will be screened at 50% capacity with appropriate security measures as per our government guidelines. I request everyone to offer their support for # Karna (sic), ”wrote Kalaippuli S Thanu on his Twitter page.
as promised # Karning Will arrive in theaters tomorrow. According to our government guidelines # Karning Theaters will be screened with 50% capacity with appropriate security measures. I request all of you to provide your support # Karning @dhanushkraja @ Mari_selvaraj
– Kaleipuli S. Thanu (@theVcreations) 8 April, 2021
The second wave of coronovirus is forcing state governments to roll back last year’s security measures, adding to the problems of the Indian film industry already on its knees. Many high-profile films that were to open in theaters were postponed due to the crisis of the theater owners. Meanwhile, the Karnataka government also re-issued a 50 per cent cap on occupancy, giving a blow to the makers of the newly released film, Yuvarathana, while the same ban has been in force in Kerala since January. Governments in Telugu states have not yet discussed the possibility of restricting possession in theaters, as Pawan Kalyan’s Wakeel Saab has been asked to open in a big way this Friday.
Karan is written and directed by Mari Selvaraj. And apart from Dhanush, it includes Lal, Yogi Babu, Natarajan Subramaniam, Rajisha Vijayan, Gauri G. Kishan and others.