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Multiplexes open to poor business in India:- The entire nation is under lockdown for months and the Centre issued unlock rules. As a part of Unlock 5.0, the Centre allowed the reopening of theatres across the country from October 15th. Most of the state governments are hesitant to allow the theatres to be reopened as they are worried about the fresh spread of coronavirus. The Andhra Pradesh government allowed the theatres to be reopened from October 15th but most of the theatres are not reopened as the government of Telangana is yet to grant permission to reopen the theatres.
The producers of Tollywood are in plans to announce the release dates of the completed films once the Telangana government grants permission. Except some of the multiplexes, none of the single screens are opened as of now. The government of Maharashtra granted permission to screen the films from today but the response has been utterly disappointing. The occupancy is less than 5% in most of the screens which is worrying the exhibitors and the producers. Most of the big-budget films that are aimed for release in the next couple of months have postponed the release to next year. As of now, the footfalls in theatres across the country are highly disappointing.