Films are being delayed, trailer releases are being skipped, celebrities are postponing their shows and every other thing is being rescheduled, in the wake of the fatal coronavirus. Ahead of the two big releases of Punjabi film industry, ‘Ikko – Mikke’ and ‘Chal Mera Putt 2’, the cinema halls in Delhi, Kerela and Jammu and Kashmir have been shut down due to the adversity of coronavirus. While Kerela and Jammu and Kashmir film fraternity will be affected in their own way, Punjabi film industry may get affected with Delhi cinema shut down too. Even though the two most awaited films are being released worldwide, and movie buffs will anyway watch them, Delhi audience may not get their chance to see. Taran Adarsh took to his social media handle to share the official statement by PVR.
Apart from the cinema shut down in Delhi, people of other states would also be scared to watch a movie in the theatre as it is adviced to avoid going to large gatherings. Satinder Sartaaj’s fans were waiting to see him on the big screen as a lead actor in ‘Ikko – Mikke’, while Amrinder Gill’s audience were eager to see the comic flick ‘Chal Mera Putt 2’. ‘Ikko – Mikke’ is a romantic story of a young, egoistic couple who is taught a valuable lesson when their souls get accidentally swapped and they find out what it`s like to walk in the other person`s shoes. On the other hand, ‘Chal Mera Putt 2’ is a comedy-drama film directed by Janjot Singh. The film revolves around the immigrants struggling with life and surving in a foreign land. Globally so far, a total of 90,893 cases of COVID-19 infections and 3,110 deaths, mostly in China, have been reported. In India, at least 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported until now. So what do you think, will this affect the success of the Punjabi films?