The post-production activities of the Malayalam cinema will begin on May 4, 2020. The Kerala Government has reportedly granted permission to the film crews to resume the post-production activities on the third phase of the lockdown. AK Balan, the Minister Of Cultural Affairs announced the news recently.
However, permission to resume the post-production activities will be granted only with a few rules and regulations. Each movie unit should consist of only 5 members. The post-production activities will be only allowed in the green zones (the COVID_19 free areas) of the state. The Kerala government has decided to give permission for the offices to function in the green zones. The post-production studios of film and television industries are included in the same.
In that case, the post-production activities of some of the most-awaited upcoming films of the Malayalam film industry, including Mammootty's One, Dulquer Salmaan starrer Kurup, Fahadh Faasil's Malik, and so on are expected to resume very soon.
The rumour mills suggest that the Kerala producers are considering to release some of the Malayalam films on OTT platforms, as the theater shutdown might get extended again. The sources suggest that the issues between the producers association and theater owners association are also a reason behind considering the OTT release. However, there is no official confirmation on any of these reports yet.
The two months of theater shut down without any movie releases have caused a huge loss for the Malayalam film industry. According to the believable sources, these months without film release has caused a loss of over 300 Crores for the industry.