Bollywood vs Corona virus : In the year 2019, the entire film industry was on the seventh sky due to the way Dhan Daulat got the jams in Bollywood at the box office. This was the first time when 17 films made a new record of success by becoming part of the 100 crore rupees club in one year in 2019.
While one of these 17 films, Hrithik Roshan‘s’ War ‘did a net business of Rs 318 crore and’ Uri, ‘Kabir Singh’, ‘Housefull-4’, ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Dabangg-3’ and 6 films like ‘Bharat’ created a new history by collecting 200 crores and more. With these 17 films, there were three films which were just two to four steps behind when they touched the 100 crore rupees figure.
So when the year 2020 started, Bollywood’s enthusiasm was always visible. It was expected that Hindi cinema will earn more than last year and new and even bigger records will be made. But only after reaching the first quarter of this year, Bollywood has become entangled in the darkness of eclipse. An eclipse that when it will be liberated, nothing can be said about it.
In fact, a total of 40 films were released in the first two months of 2020. But only one of them, Ajay Devgan’s ‘Tanaji’, has been able to wear the title of hit by doing net business of around 280 crores. Otherwise almost all the other films flopped.
In this cold market of films, Bollywood was sitting in the hope that in March 2020, the box office will surely be successful. But for the past several days, all the equations have been destroyed due to the Corona virus spreading around the world. It was not expected that Corona would be so dangerous.