COVID-19 Effect: Films to lionize doctors 

COVID-19 Effect: Films to lionize doctors 

"Doctor is going to the next farmer of Tamil cinema," a Twitter user says.  He could as well have said this about Telugu cinema, too.  

For long now, farmers have been glorified like anything by our films.  We are reminded of the likes of 'Maharshi', 'Kaappaan' ('Bandobast' in Telugu), 'Chinababu' ('Kadaikutty Singham' in Tamil), among others.  

During the COVID-19 health emergency, doctors, paramedics and nurses have been the biggest heroes.  They are putting their lives at risk to perform their duties.  Many filmmakers, such as Harish Shankar and Puri Jagannadh, are expressing their gratitude to them via social media posts.  The Sunday 5pm clapping across the country was all about them.  

All this is going to have an impact on writers/directors.  Brace up for movies that deify the doctor!