Second shows allowed; The Priest to hit screens this Thursday
After holding several rounds of discussions, the Kerala government has finally granted permission for second shows in the state. With that, the much anticipated Mammootty starrer ‘The Priest’ has also been confirmed for release on March 11. The film was earlier scheduled to hit screens on March 4 but the makers postponed it as second shows were not allowed then.
Though theatres in Kerala resumed functioning in January, box office collections have been very dull so far. The 50% audience restriction and no second show rule backfired as only ‘Operation Java’ managed to have a fair run among the films that hit screens post pandemic.
The release of ‘The Priest’ is expected to breathe a new life to theatrical business in the state. Directed by debutant Jofin T Chacko, the film promises to be a mystery thriller. The promos have been impressive and expectations are high among fans. Manju Warrier, Nikhila Vimal, Saniya Iyappan, Venkitesh and many others are part of the film.