While the decision was welcomed by many in the film industry, there were also concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Visiting theaters is considered a high-risk activity because the coronavirus thrives in enclosed, air-conditioned areas. Central government allows 50% seating occupancy in cinemas, theatres and multiplexes. “After considering the declining number of COVID-19 cases per day and the problems faced by cinema theaters and multiplexes,” the Telangana government has ordered 100% occupancy. Telangana government allows 100% seating occupancy in cinemas, theatres and multiplexes.
Theaters can not afford operating costs with 50% occupancy. The Telanga government gave permission for theatres to have 100% occupancy. The big budget film Solo Bratuke So Better starring Sai Dharam Tej was released for Christmas and got a good response at the box office. Ravi Teja’s Krack, Ram’s Red and others movies was released for Sankranthi. The films are running at 50% occupancy. Waiting to the Andhra Pradesh government to allow theaters to have 100% occupancy.