- Amitabh Bachchan shared a poster of the film with the new release details
- Gulabo Sitabo reunites Mr Bachchan with director Shoojit Sircar
- The pair have previously collaborated on the films Shoebite, Piku, Pink
The film industry is finding new ways to reopen amid a pandemic. Two films will release on streaming platforms - Gulabo Sitabo, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, and Ghoomketu, in which Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the lead. Gulabo Sitabo, which was to open in April and couldn't as India locked down against the COVID-19 outbreak, will now release on Prime Video on June 12. Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana shared posters of the film with the new release details on social media. Gulabo Sitabo reunites Mr Bachchan with director Shoojit Sircar - the pair have previously collaborated on the films Shoebite, Piku and Pink, the last of which Mr Sircar produced.
See Amitabh Bachchan's post here:
T 3531 - Ek izzatdaar janaab aur uske anokhe kirayedar ki kahaani ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 14, 2020
Gulabo Sitabo premieres June 12 only on @PrimeVideoIN! #GiboSiboOnPrime#WorldPremiereOnPrime@ayushmannk@ShoojitSircar@ronnielahiri#SheelKumar#JuhiChaturvedi@filmsrisingsun@Kinoworksllppic.twitter.com/DQo4Xy3g2q
Ghoomketu, in which Amitabh Bachchan has a cameo, has been long awaiting release and will now stream on ZEE5 starting May 22, announced trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
#Ghoomketu to release on #ZEE5 [on 22 May 2020]...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 14, 2020
#GulaboSitabo to premiere on Amazon Prime Video [on 12 June 2020]...
Will the forthcoming Fridays see #Hindi movies premiering on digital platforms, bypassing theatrical release?
Cinema halls were among the first public spaces to be closed across the country as India braced itself against the Coronavirus pandemic. Several big Bollywood productions are in post-production or entering post-production stage; it is likely that at least some of them will opt to release on an OTT platform as Gulabo Sitabo has done. Among these films are '83, a sports film starring Ranveer Singh as cricketer Kapil Dev - the Kabir Khan-directed '83 was also meant to release in April; per Mr Adarsh, it is awaiting a final mix. Other films nearing completion are Akshay Kumar's Laxmmi Bomb and the remake of Coolie No 1 with Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan.
#Xclusiv: Several people within and outside the film industry enquiring about the *current status* of some forthcoming biggies... Lots of speculation as well... Here are the facts... #83TheFilm, starring #RanveerSingh: Filming complete... Editing and dubbing complete... Final mix pending... Minimal post-production work remains to be completed. #Radhe, starring #SalmanKhan and #DishaPatani: The film is *not* complete yet... Filming of two songs and some sequences pending... Dubbing, VFX, post-production work pending too. #LaxmmiBomb, starring #AkshayKumar and #KiaraAdvani: Filming complete... Rough edit complete... Balance post-production work [dubbing, background score, VFX etc] pending. #CoolieNo1, starring #VarunDhawan and #SaraAliKhan: Filming complete... Editing and dubbing complete... VFX almost complete... Post-production work [mixing, DI] pending.
Maharashtra, where the Hindi film industry is based, has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases of all states. The total number of cases in India is fast approaching 80,000.