We’ve all missed movie Fridays. And now, with the theatres opening, six big Bollywood films are all set to hit the screens – Khaali Peeli, War, Kedarnath, Tanhaji, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, and Malang.
Other big films like Dil Bechara, Sadak 2, Shakuntala Devi, Khuda Haafiz, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, and Gulabo Sitabo which were released on streaming platforms will not be releasing in theatres.
The PM Narendra Modi biopic, starring Vivek Oberoi, which released last year, will also open in cinemas on October 15.
However, despite all the precautions taken by movie theatres, the turn-outs have been extremely low considering the fear of the coronavirus pandemic.
Major production houses that have been desperate for a theatrical release have sought out OTT platforms. This has definitely affected business at the theatres.
Now, Yash Raj Films, one of the leading production houses in the country is giving its film library to theatres this Diwali in a bid to drive audiences to the theatres.
PVR Cinemas, INOX, and Cinepolis have been given the iconic YRF library and the production house hasn’t charged a fee.
YRF movies like Kabhie Kabhie, Silsila, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Veer-Zaara, Bunty Aur Babli, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Ek Tha Tiger, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Band Baaja Baarat, Sultan, Mardaani, Dum Laga Ke Haisha and more will be screened across theatres in the country as part of YRF’s Big Screen Celebration initiative.
Patrons can watch all the movies at just Rs 50 each, reports DNA.