Government of Maharashtra announces reopening of Theaters finally this month from 22 October. While theaters were shut down in Maharashtra from long time due to Covid-19 pandemic all across the country followed by second wave in this year.
As theaters reopen, there are many films who are on the waiting list to release; first comes Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi. The most awaited film in probably last two years is finally announced maybe for the last time! Sooryavanshi is expected to release either on Diwali, on November 4 or 5 and with no major Hindi release expected before.
As soon as theaters reopen Hollywood films would rule the box office for first two weeks. One of the most awaited Hollywood films of the year, Dune, will be released in India, on the same day as the USA, on October 22. With theatres in the state opening on the same day, it was naturally expected that Dune would be one of the first films to have a same-day pan-India release post the second lockdown.
But Warner Bros India has different plans for Maharashtra as they announce that while Dune would indeed release in India on October 22, it’ll have a release in Maharashtra only on October 29. It surprised many in the trade and also the fans who have been waiting to see it on the big screen. Some even feared the worst that the Maharashtra government had revised the opening date of cinemas from October 22 to October 29!
Two more films would likely release in Maharashtra, James Bond featue No Time To Die which was released in India on Sep 30 but would be release in Maharashtra on October 22. Sony Pictures revealed that it’ll release Venom: Let There Be Carnage in Indian cinemas on October 14 and in Maharashtra on October 22. Both these films will take up a lot of screen space.