- Both films were due out earlier this year
- They were postponed due to the coronavirus lockout
- Twitter trends #Sooryavanshi all Tuesday morning
Fans of Akshay Kumar are thrilled to discover that, as rumor, his next action movie Sooryavanshi will be released in cinemas rather than on an OTT platform. Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty, is slated for this Diwali, reports business analyst Taran Adarsh. In addition, the sports film ’83, with Ranveer Singh as former Kapil Dev skipper, will also hit theaters and is scheduled for Christmas. The two films were due out earlier this year – March and April – and were postponed due to the closure of the coronavirus. Twitter tends #Sooryavanshi all morning, relieved by the prospect of watching Rohit Shetty’s legendary celluloid pyrotechnics on the big screen.
See Taran Adarsh’s tweet here:
– taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 30, 2020
Just yesterday, another Akshay Kumar film was released as one of the seven films to be released on the Disney + Hotstar streaming platform. Laxmmi Bomb, in which Akshay plays a transgender character, will be joined by the latest film by Sushant Singh Rajput Dil Bechara, Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj, D’Alia Bhatt Sadak 2, Abhishek Bachchan The Big Bull, Vidyut Jammwal’s Khuda Hafizand Kunal Kemmu Lootcase. Dil Bechara will be the first of these films to be released on July 24.
The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting foreclosure have forced many films to go out of theaters and online. Gulabo Sitabo, with Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, released on Amazon Prime Video this month. Another film that goes directly to streaming is Janhvi Kapoor. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and the biopic Shakuntala Devi with Vidya Balan in mind.
Sooryavanshi and ’83 are the first Bollywood movies to officially announce their theatrical release after the lockdown. The first film, the latest from Rohit Shetty’s cop, stars Akshay Kumar as a police officer named Veer Sooryavanshi. Katrina Kaif co-stars. Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh make appearances repeating their roles as Bajirao Singham and Simmba Bhalerao in other Rohit Shetty cop films. ’83, whose Ranveer’s wife, Deepika Padukone, makes an appearance as Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi, tells the story of India’s historic World Cup victory in 1983.