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Keywords

Tamil, film industry, covid-19

Abstract

Lakhs of workers are dependent on the film industry for their living either directly or indirectly. Since no shooting is taking place for three months now, they are struggling a lot. The commendable gesture of star actors and the workers’ unions has helped to some extent. Even as these workers are being provided basic rations from the contributions, their requirements are far from being met. All the workers may not get their work back after the restrictions are lifted. Producers will definitely try to reduce the production cost, leading to the loss of jobs. The post COVID-19 film industry would be totally different, with minimum stars and minimum workers. With production houses slowly shifting to digital platforms to release completed films, the industry is set to transform. This could again lead to massive job losses for lakhs of workers toiling behind the screen.`

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