After almost a years’ break, the film industry is all ready to witness the theatrical release of a big Hindi production.
The last film released before cinemas were shut due to the ongoing pandemic was a Dinesh Vijan production, ‘Angrezi Medium’, and the first major Hindi movie to come to the big screen is also a Dinesh Vijan production, ‘Roohi Afzana’.
The upcoming omedy horror film featuring Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao is set to hit the big screen in the first week of March.
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“It’s a horror comedy on the lines of Stree and the makers are extremely confident that the film will bring back the audience to the cinema halls. The Studio Partner, Jio, along with Dinesh have closed the terms and condition of theatrical deal with the exhibition sector and an announcement is underway very soon,” a source shared.
The director of the movie is Hardik Mehta, who made his debut with the Sanjay Mishra starrer, Kamyaab, produced by Shah Rukh Khan. “Though films like Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, Madam Chief Minister among others have released in the cinema halls, Roohi Afzana will be the first Hindi film with an A-List cast to hit the big screen. If the content is as good as Stree, it should bring back the audience, and also put out a statement that the audience is waiting for entertainment at the moment. Many cinema halls are shut at the moment, but with the announcement of Roohi Afzana, they will open their shutters for the audience again,” the source additionally said.
Another horror film by the same producer, Bhediya, is in the works. It casts Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon as the main leads.
Roohi Afzana will be the first to release after the government’s announcement of cinemas operating at 100% occupancy. The makers of ‘Sooryavanshi’ are yet to announce the date of their theatrical release.
Even MiMi featuring Kriti Sanon is preparing for a theatrical release soon, although a date hasn’t been decided yet.