With the opening of the cinemas in Delhi, there has been a lot of excitement among the trade and the exhibitors. Hindi movies will take time to release, but Hollywood movies will try their luck and hopefully attract audiences to theaters. Bollywood Hungama was the first to tell you that Warner Bros has decided to release Mortal Komat on July 30 followed by Suicide squad on August 5th. Independence Day weekend, meanwhile, would see the launch of The spell: the devil Made me do it.
Meanwhile, Universal Pictures on July 28 made a big announcement of the release dates of up to 7 movies, including the most anticipated Hollywood movie of the season. Fast and furious 9. Previously, the studio had decided to release the action movie on August 5 in India. But since the reopening of theaters in various states took time, the film was delayed two weeks and will now open on Thursday, August 19.
Meanwhile, it has been discussed in trade and exhibition circles that Doorbell, starring Akshay Kumar, has been locked for August 27. A source informed Bollywood Hungama: “The exhibitors have been given the dates of the films that will be released or are expected to be released in August. Doorbell It also appears on this list and its date has been given as August 27. Of course, it is a tentative date and it all depends on when the key state of Maharashtra allows cinemas to restart. “
On July 29, Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra’s health minister, announced that movie theaters would be allowed to open in 25 districts with fewer cases, including Mumbai. However, the terms and conditions for the reopening of the theaters and when the theaters can resume operations will be announced later.
The source also added: “Unlike Hollywood movies, the Doorbell the producers want the film to open in most markets, especially Maharashtra, which contributes to a large chunk of the business. ”He also revealed that the producers of this action thriller are looking to make an announcement this week.
Besides Akshay Kumar, Doorbell also stars Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta, and Adil Hussain. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, it was one of the first Bollywood movies to be filmed amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
A trade expert said: “Yes Doorbell releases on August 27, the Independence Day holiday (Sunday August 15) and also the Raksha Bandhan holiday (Sunday August 22) will be missed. But that would be fine, as viewers would go to theaters every time it opens, as it is a great movie starring a superstar like Akshay Kumar. Also, the date is 27 and 2 + 7 equals 9, which is Akshay’s lucky number. Therefore, it is quite possible that Doorbell it would hit theaters on that date. “
The trade expert also commented: “Yes Fast and furious 9 will be released on August 19, most likely Doorbell it would not be released the same day. A clash of two great movies is not being encouraged at the moment. “However, one industry insider said:”Fast and furious 9 It will not be released in non-2k theaters. Doorbell can still be released on August 19. Let’s wait for the official announcement. “
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