- 'Suryavanshi' to be released on Diwali, '83' will come on Diwali
- 'Baghi 3' may be re-released as soon as theaters open
Jul 01, 2020, 07:26 AM IST
Single screen theaters and multiplexes have been closed due to lockdown for the last three months. Due to this the entire film industry has incurred a loss of about 4500 crores. This information was given by multiplex chain inox officials.
Mark your calendars!
We are getting ready to bring you Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi on Diwali and Kabir Khan's 83 on Christmas THIS YEAR !! pic.twitter.com/bzPh8w4aqS
– INOX Leisure Ltd. (@INOXMovies) June 30, 2020
In fact, on Tuesday, the release date of two big films Rohit Shetty directed Akshay Kumar starrer Suryavanshi and Kabir Khan directed Ranveer Singh starrer '83' was announced. Both films will hit theaters on Diwali and Christmas respectively. Dainik NewsBust India sought feedback from Carnival, PVR and Inox Multiplex Chain.
Idea of Dharma and Reliance announcing release date
Officials at Carnival and PVR said the idea behind announcing the release dates for both films was from Dharma Production and Reliance Entertainment. He added, "Dharma and Reliance are the distributors and producers of both these films respectively. Both of them had asked the owners of the multiplex two days ago to take this idea forward." Reliance Entertainment CEO Shivashish Sarkar has also confirmed this.
Inox explained the mathematics of losses
Inox Movies executives reported losses due to single screen and multiplex closures for the past three months. Siddharth Jain, promoter of multiplex chain, said- All single screen and multiplex people earn about 1000 crore rupees every month from tickets. 500 crores come from food and beverages. In this way, the entire industry has seen a loss of about 4500 crores in these three months. But let's hope that doesn't happen next.
Actually, unlocked phase 2 has been announced. After this it has become clear that theaters will start opening in August. All cinema halls will open with full strength by Diwali and Christmas.
If theaters open in August, Hollywood will release big movies instead of Hindi. These include Christopher Nolan's 'Tencent' and Disney's 'Mulan'. The release date of Mulan is 12 August, it has been announced. It is a big budget film. These two big films will get him a huge pick up.
Not all movies have gone to OTT
He further says- Not all movies are still on OTT. If their producers start releasing from August-September, then the film will be good for theaters from October-November. Fiji and Australia will also have a slight pattern. Just like 'Golmaal Again' and 'Simba' have been re-released, 'Baghi 3' can be re-released here. Because she could not take full time in theaters.
'English Medium' will not be released again, as she moved on to Hotstar. Jaane Ko 'Baaghi 3' has also hit Hotstar, but has bridged the gap of 8 weeks of release between theaters and digital platforms. While the English medium gap was not completed. Because she came on the digital platform in just 2 weeks of its release in theaters. But rebel 3 did not do so.
There are many more for theaters between August and December. Among them is Yash Raj's banner Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra starrer 'Sandeep Pinki absconding'. Rajkummar Rao and Nusrat Bharucha starrer 'leap' has not gone on OTT. Manoj Bajpayee's 'Suraj Par Mangal Bhari' has not gone on the digital platform amid all the rumors.
John Abraham starrer 'Mumbai Saga' has just 5-10 days left to shoot. His post production has also been done to a great extent by Sanjay Gupta. As such, he too is ready for theatrical release. Ranbir Kapoor's 'Sher Shah' and Parineeti Chopra's 'The Girl on the Train' may also be available for cinemas.
Salman Khan's 'Radhey' is yet to go anywhere. 'Lal Singh Chadha' is seen pushing on January Republic Day. In such a situation, Raunak may return to theaters from August this year.