Puneeth Rajkumar-starrer Kannada movie Yuvarathnaa will be made available on Amazon Prime Video from April 9, the producers announced on Thursday. The film got its theatrical release on April 1.
“Given the present pandemic situation, this decision has been taken keeping in mind larger reach of the good content to more audiences, especially families and elderly. The movie will continue to be screened in theatres. We seek cooperation from all fans, the film fraternity and all our well-wishers,” said Hombale Films in a statement.
Producer Vijay Kirgandur of Hombale Films said the aggressive nature of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic forced them to take an immediate call. The pandemic rules also played a part. Apart from theatres operating with maximum of 50% attendance, people in Mysuru will be barred from entering cinema halls without a negative Covid-19 report.
Amazon Prime India share a tweet on their official account that Yuvarathnaa going to stream online on April 9. But this move has not been appreciated by Puneeths’s fans, who seem to be a little disappointed. Many of them have taken to Twitter expressing their shock and disappointment.
in the midst of troubling times for his college, a man takes on many a forces to fight back. but who is he really? #YuvarathnaaOnPrime, April 9@PuneethRajkumar @VKiragandur @hombalefilms @SanthoshAnand15 pic.twitter.com/eYO8bwm3i1
— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) April 8, 2021
Yuvarathnaa revolves around the story of a reputed college that is now on the verge of closing due to the privatization of the education system linked to politics. The Principal of the university fights against privatization and Arjun aka Puneeth Rajkumar who joins Rashtrakuta University as an engineering student supports his mission.