Cinema has always been the primary source of entertainment for Indians across the nation. Be it Bollywood or regional cinemas, movie buffs love to know what's going on in the entertainment world. Check out today's most important updates here.
Cinematographer, Director K.V. Anand Passes Away
K.V. Anand is a renowned cinematographer and director of Tamil Cinema. He worked as a cinematographer in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi film industries. A few of Anand's best works as a cinematographer include Kadhal Desam (Prema Desam), Mudhalvan (Oke Okkadu), The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Sivaji, etc. In the early hours of Friday, Anand suffered a cardiac arrest and reached a nearby hospital by himself. However, he passed away at around 3 AM. This news has shocked the film fraternity.
Vakeel Saab OTT Release: Dil Raju pocketing Rs 12 crores in addition to an earlier deal
Vakeel Saab film ended its theatrical run right after two weeks because of corona second wave. Hence, the producer of Dil Raju opted to give the film an early digital release. The film is already streaming on Amazon Prime. With this early digital release agreement with Amazon Prime Video, Dil Raju is pocketing Rs 12 crores in addition to an earlier deal. Now against the initial 50-day theatrical run deal, Vakeel Saab is premiering on Prime just 20 days after the theatrical release.
30th April Is The Biggest Day Of Indian Cinema
The day of 30th April has been marked by some major hits in the last two decades. Four films- Housefull, Main Hoon Na, Sarfarosh, and Damini released on this date since 1993 and went on to create history at the box office. Not only that, the characters, songs, and dialogues of these movies have become iconic now.
After Nagarjuna, Now Pawan Kalyan’s Clash With Karthi!
The demand for films on OTT platforms has increased rapidly in the past one year. All the platforms are shelling out huge amounts to acquire the digital rights of movies with star actors. While Prime Video has acquired the rights of Vakeel Saab, Aha bagged the rights of Sulthan. Both the movies started streaming online from today and Vakeel Saab seems to have taken the lead as of now. The makers of Vakeel Saab deciding to prepone the digital release by a couple of weeks has worked against Sulthan. If not for a clash with Vakeel Saab, Sulthan would have remained the first choice for the Telugu audience for binge-watching this weekend.
Chandro Tomar popular as 'Shooter Dadi no more
Inspiring woman, sharpshooter Chandro Tomar also known as 'Shooter Dadi' passed away on Friday at the age of 89. Tomar had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 26. She was admitted to a Meerut hospital after she faced difficulty in breathing where she breathed her last. Bollywood has made the film Sand Ki Aankh on the life of this wonderful woman from U.P, India. Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, the leading ladies of the film have mourned the death on social media.
Akshay Kumar’s Bellbottom To Premiere On Disney+Hotstar?
The second wave of Covid-19 has affected the nation thus, many movies will be taking OTT routes this year as well. Akshay Kumar's much-awaited espionage drama Bellbottom may join the list. Reportedly, Bellbottom will premiere on Disney+Hotstar. The OTT site has offered a whopping amount to the makers.