Post-COVID19 restrictions Bollywood plans Titanic clash for new lease of life

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Theaters across India, which have suffered huge losses since the imposition of the unprecedented lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 in March 2020, are now pinning high hopes for upcoming Bollywood films to line up from the end of October to revive them. To be. Luck

New Delhi (Sandeep Sharma): Theaters across India, which have suffered huge losses since the imposition of the unprecedented lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 in March 2020, are now pinning high hopes for upcoming Bollywood movies to revive the films from the end of October. Luck

The restrictions imposed over the past year and a half have adversely affected the livelihoods of many, and those working in the cinema industry are just a few of them. However, as COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the country and theater chains are opening up in various states, industry experts are hopeful that the coveted Rs 100 crore may soon see new entrants.

After it was announced that theaters in Maharashtra would open from October 22, makers and big banners didn’t waste much time announcing the release dates of their much-awaited films. Alok Tandon, CEO, INOX Theaters told India Today, “It is all smiles and we are all happy that theaters and multiplexes are opening. In fact, it is a history that 20 films get out of date within 24 hours. “

To begin with, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer “Sooryavanshi”, which has been delayed since April last year, is expected to finally see the light of day this Diwali. Needless to say, the expectations from the film are high considering director Rohit Shetty’s hit formula at the box office.

This will be followed by YRF’s “Bunty Aur Babli 2” – a sequel to the 2005 hit film of the same name. The film, which hits the screens on November 19, will feature Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and debutante Sharvari Wagh. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer ’83’ and Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Jersey’ will bring cricket to the theaters in the month of December. “83”, directed by Kabir Khan, set for Christmas, recreates India’s historic 1983 World Cup win. Meanwhile, the latter is a remake of the 2019 Telugu film of the same name.

“These announcements which were going to happen for a long time, waiting for producers Maharashtra to come on board, have given exhibitors and cinema owners a lot of confidence, especially in the north, as they have enough to play till Eid next year. content.” The Bihar-based exhibitor previously told Livemint.

Not just 2021, the 2022 slate looks equally impressive from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Gangubai Kathiawadi”, which stars Alia Bhatt in the lead. Interestingly, the film will clash with another film of Alia – SS Rajamouli’s period action drama “RRR”, slated to release on January 6. This high budget film will feature NT Rama Rao Jr and Ram Charan in lead roles and is slated to release on January 7. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh ​​called it the “biggest collision”.

Southern superstar Prabhas is also making a comeback on the silver screen with “Radhe Shyam”, which is out on January 14. Also, Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar’s “Prithviraj” is set for January 21, Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s “Lal Singh Chaddha”. For Valentine’s Day, “Jayeshbhai Jordaar” featuring Ranveer Singh on February 25, Akshay Kumar’s “Bachchan Pandey” on March 4 and Ranbir Kapoor’s “Shamshera” on March 18.

“KGF Chapter 2”, starring southern stars Yash and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles, is another much awaited film, which is expected to hit the screens on April 14.

Taran Adarsh ​​had earlier said in a tweet that the filmmakers’ decision to wait for theaters to open instead of OTT platforms “shows their willpower against all odds”.

To be honest, it’s been a long time since we last heard the Bollywood movie-Housefull in theaters and saw huge crowds. Despite this, the expectations of theater chains – single screen or multiplex – are high from these big budget films in the times to come.

First published:October 5, 2021, 4:55 pm

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