Jersey, '83, Laal Singh Chaddha: Take a look at the movie release calendar
A day after the Maharashtra government permitted movie halls to open next month, Bollywood films including Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha, Akshay Kumar's Prithviraj and Bachchan Pandey, Ranbir Kapoor's Shamshera, and Ranveer Singh's 83 announced new theatrical release dates.
Within hours, filmmaker Rohit Shetty revealed that his much-anticipated cop action movie Sooryavanshi would be released in theatres throughout the world on Diwali. The actioner, starring Kumar, was one of the first major films to be put back because of the epidemic last year. The revelation of the release date for Sooryavanshi spurred the filmmakers to schedule the dates for their following projects on Sunday.
Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha has been pushed back from its original December release date to Valentine's Day 2022. The Advait Chandan-directed film, an official replica of Tom Hanks' 1994 film 'Forrest Gump', was supposed to be released on Christmas 2021. However, it was postponed owing to the coronavirus epidemic.
Ranveer Singh's much-anticipated cricket drama '83 rushed in to fill Laal Singh Chaddha's vacant position. The film, directed by Kabir Khan, will now be released theatrically in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam in December. The film followed the Indian cricket team's first World Cup victory in 1983 when they defeated the West Indies, captained by Kapil Dev. The big-budget, multi-starrer film was among the first to be pushed back from its intended April 2020 release date due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Aside from '83,' Ranveer Singh will appear in Yash Raj Films' Jayeshbhai Jordaar, which is slated to be released on February 25, 2022. The Divyang Thakkar-directed film, billed as a family comedy, is set in Gujarat and stars Singh as a guy who becomes an unexpected hero.
Jersey, the Hindi adaptation of the 2019 Telugu hit of the same name, starring Shahid Kapoor, will be released in theatres on December 31. The film, directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri, who also directed the original, was set to be released on Diwali.
Tiger Shroff has also revealed the release date for his upcoming film, Heropanti 2. Another film produced by Nadiadwala, the action drama, will be released in India on May 6, 2022. Heropanti 2, the sequel to the 2014 actioner, was originally planned to hit theatres on December 3.
Prithviraj, a film starring Akshay Kumar, will be released on January 21, 2022. The Chandraprakash Dwivedi-directed film, produced by Yash Raj Films, stars the actor in the titular role of 11th century king Prithviraj Chauhan. Manushi Chhillar, Miss World 2017, makes her cinematic debut in the film.
Kumar's next project will be the action-comedy Bachchan Pandey. The film, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, is set to be released on March 4, 2022. Kumar plays a thug who dreams to be an actor in the film. Jacqueline Fernandez, Kriti Sanon, and Arshad Warsi also appear in "Bachchan Pandey."
Meanwhile, Ranbir's Shamshera will be released in theatres on March 18, 2022. The Karan Malhotra-directed film, billed as a "adrenaline pounding entertainment," also stars Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, a romance drama directed by Abhishek Kapoor and starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor, will be released on December 10, 2021.
Satyamev Jayate 2, starring John Abraham, will be released on November 26, followed by Tara Sutaria and Ahan Shetty's Tadap on December 3.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani, will be released on March 25. Radhe Shyam, starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde, will be released on January 11.
MayDay, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh, will be released on April 29. Adipurush, starring Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan, will be released on August 11.