As Lockdown Eases, Movie Theatres Maybe Back In Business: Sooryavanshi, Gangubai Kathiawadi, '83 To Release In Cinemas?

With the second wave of Coronavirus nearing an end in India, one hears that several of the long-pending biggies which were contemplating a straight-to-OTT release, have gone back to the original plan of theatre releases.

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As Lockdown Eases, Movie Theatres Maybe Back In Business: Sooryavanshi, Gangubai Kathiawadi, '83 To Release In Cinemas?
A vaccinated and unmasked America has returned to movie theatres, a slew of post-lockdown hits in May  --A Quiet  Place 2, Cruella, Fast & Furious 9 , The  Conjuring—have put a smile back on the faces of American movie distributors.

And now, with the second wave  of Corona nearing an end in India too,  and movie theatres looking at  unlocking , one hears that  several of  the  long-pending  biggies  which were contemplating  a straight-to-OTT release, including  Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi,  Kabir Khan’s  ’83 , Sanjay  Leela Bhansali’s  Gangubai  Kathiawadi  and  Advait Chandan’s  Lalsingh  Chadha  have gone back  to the original plan of theatre releases. Also read: Sooryavanshi: Will Akshay Kumar's Cop Saga Release Soon? Rohit Shetty And Producers To Make The Big Decision In June - EXCLUSIVE

According to  reliable sources even Bell Bottom  the  next Akshay Kumar release, whose producers were  in serious negotiations for a straight-to-digital  release, has decided to return to  the  movie theatre. Also read: Sooryavanshi: Ajay Devgn And Ranveer Singh To Make An Action-Packed Appearance In Akshay Kumar Starrer; Singham-Simmba To Star For At Least 30 Minutes-REPORT

One  of the  producers from  the  made-for-theatre projects awaiting  release told me, “Don’t quote me on this. But right now this over-optimism, about returning to movie theatres, may  prove shortlived. You  never know which way this unpredictable  pandemic will swing. But yes , with the second wave  on  the wane we are looking at the  possibility  of  a theatre release with a  window  of  30-40  days  before releasing  on OTT. In the US Cruella was released in both theatres and  on  digital simultaneously,  and it’s  hit. Why not  the same release model in India?”



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