The release dates of the Marathi films have been postponed following the state order to shut down cinema halls till 31 March.
Coronavirus update: Neighbours, Panghrun also indefinitely postponed
Mumbai - 16 Mar 2020 16:56 IST
Updated : 18:04 IST
On 13 March, the Maharashtra government had passed an order, calling for all cinema halls, malls and gyms in Mumbai, Pune and Thane to be shut till 31 March due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the release date of many Hindi films being postponed, business has already being adversely impacted. The Marathi film industry too has followed suit with the release dates of Neighbours (2020) and Panghrun (2020) being postponed.
Neighbours, starring Chetan Chitnis and Krutika Gaikwad, was to be released on 20 March, but has now been indefinitely postponed. The filmmakers announced this on the movie's official Facebook page.
Panghrun (2020), a period drama directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and produced by Zee Studios, is one of the most awaited films of this year. The film, which has already earned a lot of critical acclaim and awards at various film festivals, was scheduled to be released on 6 April. The filmmakers had invested a lot of time and effort in aggressively marketing the movie.
But due to the coronavirus pandemic, its release date has been postponed. Manjrekar shared the news on the film's official Facebook page.
Two Marathi films, Vijeta and AB Aani CD, were released last week. Both films have been pulled out of theatres by the producers, following the Maharashtra government advisory. They will be released again later.