The films are returning to the cinema hall, but viewers are still not aware of watching movies on the 70 mm screen with many others. Janhvi Kapoor’s Roohi, John Abraham’s Mumbai Saga and Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra’s Sandeep and Pinky absconding could not bring the people back to theaters in large numbers. Now, along with Saina, a sports biopic based on the life of India’s ace badminton player Saina Nehwal, after its release this Friday, the film trade experts are expecting a surge in theaters.
Suggesting that sports films always share with ticket counters, film trade analyst and producer Girish Johar, “Saina’s trailer has been appreciated. Saina Nehwal has done wonders and praised for the country, so people are her fans and want to see a film on her life. Parineeti (Chopra) is being praised for her latest performances in the Netflix release The Girl on the Train and Sandeep and Pinky absconding. Therefore, I am hoping for a good start for the film despite the epidemic.
In the lead role of the Amole Gupte-directed film, Parineeti, Saina Nehwal’s journey from becoming a small town girl to becoming the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal and the first Indian to be ranked number one. Badminton player in the world. It stars Manav Kaul as Pullela Gopichand, Ishaan Naqvi as Parupalli Kashyap and Meghna Malik as Saina’s mother Usha Rani Nehwal.
Even though there are many players in sports films, Saina’s performance at the box office could be a hindrance. Johar stated, “This is a niche, upmarket film, not a mass market film. This is for the top 10-12 cities. So, this may affect the film business. Also, given the announcement of re-closure in some states, we can only hope that Saina will get a good start. “
Along with Saina, the other major release of the week, Rana Daggubati’s Elephant Mere Saathi, was postponed due to an increase in coronovirus cases across the country.
Commenting on the film’s release on the big screen, Girish Johar said, “COVID-19 cases are increasing, with cases increasing fear among viewers and the protocol of 50% occupancy still remains. So any film To watch, to entertain and to buy tickets is the last thing on anyone’s mind. Some states are putting a lockdown post from 7 pm which means you are losing the business of the evening show. It is good for the industry The situation is not there. The postponement of films disrupts the process of returning to normalcy and also leads to financial loss to the producers. “
However, amid such a bad scenario, Kong, an early collection of the Hollywood film Godzilla Vs, has shocked film trade analysts. It earned Rs 6.4 crores on the day of release. “Godzilla vs. Kong has had a surprisingly good start. Despite having a limited number of screens, no promotions, no holiday and no major star cast, the film is set for a very impressive extended weekend at the Indian box office. He also said that filmmakers in the South film industry are “providing what the audience needs regardless of protocol and SOP.” Smart commercial cinema is currently ruling the Indian box office. “