The novel coronavirus pandemic has crippled many industries due to the global implementation of lockdown, social distancing, and self-quarantine.
In India, PM Narendra Modi has enforced a lockdown that has affected the cinema industry on a massive scale. Shootings and film releases have been postponed indefinitely and theatres are closed. At uncertain times like these, filmmakers are increasingly favoring OTT platforms as their new solution to digitally release delayed films.
Let's take a look at some of the most anticipated 2020 Kollywood films which have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Master (Original Release Date: 9 April 2020)
It's safe to say that 'Master' is the most anticipated film of the year. It will be the first time fans witnessing Thala Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi together on-screen. The first look posters and songs have gone viral on social media!
#Master #MasterThirdLook pic.twitter.com/dLSpJQs0gL— Vijay (@actorvijay) January 26, 2020
Soorarai Pottru (Original Release Date: 9 April 2020)
Since the release of the film's teaser, Soorarai Pottru starring Suriya and Guneet Monga has been the talk of the town.
Nishabdham/Silence (Original Release Date: 2 April 2020)
Anushka Shetty's comeback film has hit the headlines many times and fans can't wait to see 'Sweety' on-screen again!
Mookuthi Amman (Original Release Date: May 2020)
Lady Superstar fans were eager to see her in 'Amman' look. We guess they will have to wait a little longer!
As always, humbled by all your love and support ❤️ Thank you for the phenomenal response for the first and second look of #MookuthiAmman .!!!??? pic.twitter.com/m1kROaPcgB— RJ Balaji (@RJ_Balaji) March 1, 2020
Jagame Thandhiram (Original Release Date: 1 May 2020)
Dhanush's next outing after Asuran garnered quite the attention when the motion poster came out.
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Maha (Original Release Date: 1 May 2020)
This will be Hansika's 50th film. Her former boyfriend actor Simbu will be featured in a cameo role in the film. The first look posters of the film brewed widespread controversies last year, making it one of the highly anticipated films of 2020.
Bhoomi (Original Release Date: 1 May 2020)
#Maha #hansika50th @dir_URJameel @MathiyalaganV9 @EtceteraEntert1 @GhibranOfficial pic.twitter.com/kYlCzTzupd— Hansika (@ihansika) January 15, 2019
Jayam Ravi's 'Bhoomi' will revolve around the life of farmers and has created high expectations after the teaser got released. The film's stunning cinematography and power-packed scenes have captivated his fans.