Due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country, the makers of the movie Chathur Mukham have now decided to withdraw the film temporarily from theatres. Manju Warrier, who plays the lead in techno horror film, announced the decision on her social media handle. The actress wrote, “We want to thank family audiences for the enthusiastic response to Chathur Mukham in theatres; it has been beyond our expectations. Most of the shows were running to ‘full house’ under the Covid conditions. But we are sad to announce that we are forced to temporarily withdraw the film from theatres. Once the COVID situation is under control, we will bring it back. Please follow government regulations on safety.”
Chathur Mukham starring Manju Warrier and Sunny Wayne in the lead roles hit the theatres all across Kerala on April 8. Upon release, the film, touted to be the first techno-horror flick in Malayalam received positive feedback from audiences and critics alike.
Directed by Ranjeet Kamala Sankar and Salil V, the film portrays the story of Thejaswini (Manju Warrier), an unmarried woman who is extremely active on social media platforms. Things however, take an unexpected turn when the smartphone she loves starts creating chaos in her life.
Although FEFKA said theatre owners could decide whether they would continue screenings, Rajisha Vijayan starrer Kho Kho, a sports movie directed by Rahul Riji Nair, has also been withdrawn from theatres due to the Covid situation. The second wave of the Covid pandemic has witnessed quite a few M-Town stars test positive, including Tovino and Aishwarya Lakshmi, who were in home quarantine. Tovino has however, posted on social media today that he is now Covid negative.