Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has predicted the top of the ‘star system’, as a result of of the closure of film theatres in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Several big-ticket Indian movies, such because the sports activities drama 83 and the motion thriller Sooryavanshi have been postponed, whereas others similar to Dil Bechara and Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl have been moved to streaming platforms.
On Tuesday, Shekhar declared on Twitter, “Theatres are not going to open for atleast a year. So all hype around first weeks business of 100+ crores is dead. So the theatrical Star System is dead.” He added, “Stars will have to go to existing OTT platform or stream films themselves through their own apps. Technology is quite simple.”
Theatres should not going to open for atleast a year. So all hype round first weeks bussiness of 100+ crores is lifeless. So the theatrical Star System is lifeless.
Stars must go to current OTT platform or stream movies themselves via their very own apps. Technology is kind of easy
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 14, 2020
“In the current situation, OTT is the only way where people are able to consume films,” actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has a pair of movies headed in that route, informed Hindustan Times lately. “Also, personally, I don’t think it really matters to actors. And honestly speaking, they shouldn’t be bothered about whether their films release on an OTT platform or in theatres. The fact that our films are able to release is, in itself, a big thing.”
In an interview with India Today, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap stated that theatres are self-serving. “I think both cinema and OTT will co-exist. My thing with the theatre owners is that, they think that the films that should have released in theatres and are coming out on OTT, and they are reacting to it. But the thing is when cinemas will open, there will be such a bottleneck of movies, that there will be struggle. I have suffered when Gangs of Wasseypur was nine days in cinemas and Ek Tha Tiger came out, and the film was doing well, but it was totally thrown out of cinemas.”
In the approaching weeks, a number of high-profile movies similar to Dil Bechara (Disney+Hotstar), Shakuntala Devi (Amazon Prime Video) and Gunjan Saxena (Netflix), might be launched.
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