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Kho Kho: Malayalam Film Withdrawn From Theatres Amid Surging Covid-19 Cases in Kerala

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Photo source: Official poster of 'Kho Kho'

Kho Kho, the Malayalam film starring Rajisha Vijayan which released on April 14, was withdrawn from theatres on Tuesday owing to surging Covid-19 cases in Kerala, the makers announced on social media.

The Malayalam sports drama film is written and directed by Rahul Riji Nair and produced by First Print Studios.

Thanking the audience for receiving the film well, Nair said in a social media post that the film was released when Covid-19 was under control in Kerala but with the arrival of the second wave, the situation has changed. He said that the film continued to run in theatres even after the cancellation of second shows but now the situation has worsened with the implementation of more restrictions.

“We recognise that this is a situation where social commitment should be upheld over business interest. That’s why we have stopped the promotion events of the film,” he said adding that the screening of Kho Kho had been stopped from Tuesday. He wrote that the film will be made available over TV and streaming platforms.

 

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Kho Kho marks the second sports film of Rajisha after Finals (2019) directed by PR Arun. Kho Kho’s technical crew consist of Tobin Thomas as the cinematographer, Sidhartha Pradeep as the music director and Christy Sebastian as the editor.

The Kerala government on Monday ordered theatres and mall to shut down by 7:30 pm and imposed night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am from Tuesday for the next two weeks to curb the increasing number of cases.

Earlier, the makers of Krishna Talkies, the Kannada film starring Ajay Rao which released on April 16, announced that the film will be withdrawn from theatres from Thursday owing to a spike in Covid-19 cases in Karnataka.

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