The film world is hoping that with the permission to open theaters in Kerala with restrictions, the long-standing crisis will be resolved. Despite the government’s suggestion that theaters should be given 50 percent seats from January 5, theaters will be active on January 13 with the arrival of the Tamil film Master. It will be a relief for the theater owners to be able to open theaters with the film of Vijay, the best initial crowd-puller in Kerala. It is learned that Malayalam movies will hit theaters by the end of January. Directed by Prajesh Sen and starring Jayasurya in the lead role, Water will be one of the most important Malayalam films of January.
More than 80 films are awaiting the completion of all operations. There are about 35 films in various stages of operation. Films on a small budget will be the first to hit theaters. Priyadarshan’s Brahmanda Mohanlal’s Marakkar Arabian Sea Lion ‘is all set to hit theaters by April with an investment of Rs 100 crore. Mammootty’s upcoming films are One and Priest. Fahad Fazil’s Malik and Dulquer Salman’s Kurup are also big-budget films. Insiders say Malik will be released in May.
Kerala govt gave a nod to reopen theaters with COVID restrictions. Malayalam films will come to theaters from the last week of January.