The Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the nation’s movie trade with many main manufacturing homes suspending their releases and a whole lot of cinema halls shutting operations owing to restrictions and lockdowns.
The trade additionally witnessed vital job losses and reluctance of cinema-goers even after the restrictions have been eased. This state of affairs, nevertheless, is altering quick with the discharge of 4 movies which have registered an unprecedented opening and collections internationally.
The “Housefull” signs are visible again in theatres for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. Here are the four movies that helped the industry return to normalcy.
Ajith Kumar-starrer Valimai has set the screens on fire since its release on February 24. The film offers a perfect dose of entertainment and action with punchy dialogues and a captivating storyline. Besides Ajith Kumar, the movie features Huma Qureshi, Sumithra, and Kartikeya in lead roles and grossed over Rs 100 crores just three days after its release.
This Marathi film by Digpal Lanjekar has received a phenomenal response from the audience. The movie was released on February 18 and its story kept the audience on the edge of their seats.
The movie revolves around the battle between Maratha warrior Baji Prabhu Deshpande and Siddi Masud of Adilshah Sultanate. Actor Chinmay Mandelkar played the character of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the movie.
Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi received a bumper opening on the opening day of its release and has received significant praise from the audience. The film has been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and has grossed over Rs 50 crore in just five days. The storyline of the film focuses on Gangubai Kathiawadi who fights for reforms for sex workers.
Released last week, Telugu film Bheemla Nayak recorded a bumper opening at the box office and earned more than Rs 37.15 crores on the first day. The film is a remake of the Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum and features actor Pawan Kalyan in the lead role. Bheemla Nayak has been directed by Saagar K Chandra and is produced under the banner of Sithara Entertainments.