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MGR Magan: Sasikumar-Starrer Film’s Release Postponed Over Surging Covid Cases

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MGR Magan, the upcoming Tamil film starring Sasikumar which was supposed to release in theatres on April 23, will release at a later date due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, Screen Scene Media Entertainment announced in a social media post on Monday.

The new release date has not been announced yet.

The production house stated that they took this decision as a precautionary measure for the welfare of the public.

“Many technicians and workers have worked hard for the film and hence we want this film to reach the audience in the right manner. Also, as per the request of the distributors, we have decided to postpone the release of the film,” Screen Scene Media Entertainment stated. 

MGR Magan is directed by Ponram, who is known for films like Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam, and Rajini Murugan. The film’s cast includes Mirnalini Ravi, Sathyaraj, Saranya Ponvannan, Samuthirakani and Singampuli in pivotal roles. 

The film’s technical crew consists of Vinoth Rathinasamy as cinematographer, Antony Daasan as the music composer, Vivek Harshan as editor and Durairaj as art director. Ponram will also handle the story, screenplay and dialogues.

Sasikumar, who was last seen in Naadodigal 2, has a slew of projects in the pipeline such as Rajavamsan, Pagaivanuku Arulvai and Kombu Vatcha Singamda. 

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown, theatres were shut down across the country from March 2020. In January 2021, the Tamil Nadu government had allowed theatres to run at 100% occupancy, ahead of the release of Vijay-starrer Master.

However, on April 8 it was announced that standalone theatres and multiplexes will have to operate at 50% seating occupancy. The revised norms were announced as a part of the state government’s new  guidelines in the wake of a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in the state.

Tamil Nadu reported 10,723 cases on April 18, taking the total number of active cases to 70,391. The state government announced night curfew between 10 pm and 4 am, starting from Tuesday, and full lockdown on Sundays.

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