The Malayalam film industry among other sectors in Kerala has suffered enormous loss as several theatres are damaged by the recent flood disaster in the state.
Film producers, distributors and theatre owners held a meeting with the Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce officials on Thursday. It was decided in the meeting to re-arrange the dates for releasing at least 10 films scheduled during Onam festival.
Huge loss has been reported as at least four theatres were totally damaged by the flood, the Chamber’s officials said. They said that several other theatres have been inundated.
“Overall Rs 30 crore loss has been reported in the theatre area alone,” Film Chamber General Secretary V C George said.
After the flood, rebuilding and restoration of the state and the protection of the survivors is a daunting challenge posing the state authorities and civil societies.
(With inputs from agencies)