Mumbai : The director of the film ’83’, Kabir Khan says that it would be wrong to estimate its earnings at the box office without taking into account the circumstances arising due to the COVID-19 global epidemic. . The film depicts the story of the 1983 Cricket World Cup led by Kapil Dev. The film was released in cinemas on 24 December ,, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages.
Ranveer Singh’s film has faced many challenges since its release due to increasing cases of COVID-19. Kabir Khan said in an interview to ‘PTI-Bhasha’ that the film “became a victim of a global pandemic”, however, despite all the restrictions, the film ’83’ earned a respectable amount. Theaters in Delhi and Haryana have been closed in view of rising cases of COVID-19 and in many major states they are open with 50 percent capacity. He said, “I am very happy to make a film which has received so much love, but there is also a disappointment that many people who wanted to see it, could not watch it due to the increasing cases of COVID-19. .
crossed one lakh in 10 days
We worked on the film for two years and then waited for the right time to release it in theatres.” Kabir Khan said, “But, in this global pandemic, it is not possible for anyone to take the absolutely right decision despite making the best plans. We didn’t know that matters would escalate as soon as the film released. When the film released on December 24, the cases of infection were six thousand and crossed one lakh in 10 days.
His team got the hints only 48 hours before the release
The director said that 48 hours before the release, his team had received indications that “things may be out of control”, but by then it was too late to take any decision. So, we decided to move on. A day after the release of the film, night curfew was announced in Gujarat, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Kabir Khan said that this affected the night shows of the film. Four days after its release, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the closure of cinema halls. At the same time, states like Kerala, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have directed cinema halls to be opened with 50 percent capacity.
The film got a good response from the audience
Kabir Khan said that there were uncertainties due to COVID-19 and every morning he used to wake up in the morning to think, “Okay, now what aur bandh gaya?” The director said that the film received a great response from the audience. He said the film ’83’ earnings were assessed on an “agenda” without taking into account the impact of the global pandemic. The filmmaker (53) said, “The film fell victim to a global pandemic. How can you calculate earnings figures ignoring this fact? You are comparing it with other films which released when the situation was normal. Our film was affected daily by the circumstances arising out of COVID-19”. (agency)