As the situation in India improves and the second wave dissipates, cinemas in chosen cities are gradually filling to 50 percent capacity. Following Bellbottom starring Akshay Kumar’s lead, a number of other filmmakers have chosen to follow the theatrical route as well. The recent release in the cinema halls was Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi starrer Chehre. The film was released on August 27.
While some theatres are yet to open in various regions of the country, filmmakers are taking a chance by putting their much anticipated films in theatres. Here are some of the people that have decided on a date:
Kangana Ranaut just announced that ‘Thalaivi’ will be released in theatres on September 10th. The film will be released on the big screen as well as on OTT platforms in the near future. It was meant to be released on April 23, 2021, but due to the second wave of the coronavirus the makers had to postpone it. Kangana Ranaut will portray late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Fast & Furious 9:
‘Fast & Furious 9’, the latest instalment in the blockbuster franchise, swept the international box office. After several delays, ‘F9’ is now playing in worldwide theatres and raking in large bucks. The forthcoming film starring Vin Diesel is set to hit Indian theatres on September 3rd.
Laal Singh Chaddha:
The official adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump, starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, will be released on December 25. While the original film was launched in 1994, Advait Chandan is directing the official Hindi remake, which was set to be released on December 25, last year. With Laal Singh Chaddha, South star Naga Chaitanya will make his Bollywood debut.
The makers of the Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Fighter’ announced the release date a few days ago. In 2023, on Republic Day (January 26), the much-anticipated film will be released in theatres. Siddharth Anand, who also directed Hrithik and Tiger Shroff in ‘War,’ would reportedly direct India’s first aerial action franchise.
On September 9, Laabam will be released in theaters. The film, directed by the late filmmaker SP Jananathan, went into production in 2020. Vijay Sethupathi will play a social activist in Laabam, which will star Shruti Haasan as the female lead. In addition to Vijay and Shruti, the film stars Jagapathi Babu, Sai Dhanshika, Ramesh Thilak, Prithvi Rajan, and Jai Varma.
Spider-Man: No Way Home:
Spider-Man: No Way Home, a superhero film from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, will be released in India on December 17th. The film will be released in theaters during the Christmas weekend. Tom Holland will resume his role as Peter Parker in the film, while Zendaya will reprise her role as MJ. According to rumours, Tobey Maquire and Andrew Garfield will reprise their roles as Spider-Man in No Way Home, which is set in the multiverse.
Ahan Shetty, Suniel Shetty’s son, is set to make his big Bollywood debut in the film “Tadap,” with Tara Sutaria. The much-anticipated film has been given a release date. The film, directed by Milan Luthria, was originally set to be released on September 24, but will now be released on December 3. The film stars Saurabh Shukla, Kumud Mishra, and Sumit Gulati and is a remake of the Telugu film ‘RX100.’ The cast finished filming in March of this year.
Pushpa: The Rise stars Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna in lead roles. Sukumar directed the film. On Christmas Day, Pushpa: The Rise will compete with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha at the box office (December 25). The film was supposed to hit theatres on August 13th. However, due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the makers postponed the release date.