6 Films among Sushant's 'Kedarnath’, Taapsee's ‘Thappad’ to be re-released in theatres
After a wait of seven months, cinema halls in many states will be throwing its door open from Thursday (October 15), and 6 pre-COVID Bollywood movies are all set to hit the theatres again.
The list of films which have been officially announced for re-released tomorrow includes late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan's Kedarnath, Tanhaji, starring Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar), Malang (Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani and Anil Kapoor), Taapsee Pannu's Thappad, and Hritik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's War.
Movie critic and Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "As cinemas ready to reopen their doors from this week onwards, the list of #Hindi films scheduled for re-release this week is OFFICIALLY announced...
#Tanhaji #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan #Malang #Kedarnath #Thappad More films will be scheduled in coming days."
He added, "The list of #Hindi films re-releasing in cinemas keeps growing... In addition to the five titles mentioned earlier [#Tanhaji, #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan, #Malang, #Kedarnath, #Thappad], there’s a prominent addition to the list: #War... More films will be scheduled in coming days."
Meanwhile clearing the air on whether movie - including Dil Bechara, Sadak 2, Shakuntala Devi, Khuda Haafiz, Gunjan Saxena and Gubalo Sitabo - released on OTT platforms during the COVID-19 lockdown will make it to the big screen, Adarsh said that leading multiplex chains including PVR, INOX, Carnival and Cinepolis have decided not to screen these films.
So far, movie theatres have been permitted to reopen with 50% capacity in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, Manipur, Bihar, Goa, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Puducherry.
Meanwhile for the other states and UTs, either the decision will be taken after Oct 31, or no directives have been issued so far.