This week began with the announcement of the new release date of Aamir Khan’s film ‘Lal Singh Chadha’, which will come up next year on Christmas. With this, there is a competition among other stars and producers to book other important dates of next year. Trade analysts and distributors fraternity say that now everyone would like to book Eid, Diwali, Republic-Day and Independence-Day as soon as possible.
Trade experts say that Aamir Khan has thoughtfully booked the next Christmas. If he wanted, he could come on the next Eid or Deepawali, but he did not do that. For Eid Salman, then Diwali is left for Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgan etc. Big producers do this with mutual understanding. This was said by filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala in the interview given at the time of ‘Chichhore’.
He said, ‘The same happens in Hollywood. Big studios book advance release dates of two or three years with mutual consent. That is because all their crores of rupees are at stake. Big budget films need a special date. So that his invested money can be recovered.
Raj Bansal called Aamir’s decision a smart decision
Raj Bansal, who has been active in distribution for four decades, describes Aamir Khan’s move as a smart decision. He says, ‘Aamir has just gone to Turkey for Reiki. They know that shooting from September to October is possible only when the situation is normal both in Turkey and here.
‘Otherwise, there will be buffer stock from February to April next year. The film will be shot in those months too. Then there is Heavy VFX in the film. In this way, the time till May-June will be in his mind that the film will be ready. That’s when they decided to come straight to Christmas instead of Eid or Independence-Day.
Akshay Rathi said – next year will be full of big films
Distributor Akshay Rathi says, ‘It is very difficult to tell anything at the moment on the release dates. There is a strong possibility that theaters will open from September, but still nothing is definite on this. It is sure that the big year will be full of films of big stars. Five to six films will be composed by Akshay Kumar alone. Three to four Ajay Devgan’s Shah Rukh Khan will definitely bring a film with Yash Raj.
Salman’s ‘Radhe’ can come on Eid
In the words of trade pundit Atul Mohan, ‘Radhe’ is very likely to come on the next Eid i.e. on May 13. That’s because till now the shooting of his ‘Radhe’ is still pending. It is said to be after October. Then it is Sooraj Barjatya’s film that Sajid Nadiadwala’s film or Aditya Chopra’s ‘Tiger’ franchise will be seen by everyone.
‘Brahmastra’ will come around Republic Day
On the other hand, close to Ayan Mukherjee says that his film ‘Brahmastra’ could come around the Republic-Day date next year. In which Ranbir Kapoor is in the lead role. Ayan has shot 12 hours of content so far, but he wants to shoot even more content. However, Ranbir has convinced him that he will edit two and a half hours of film out of that 12-hour content.
Vicky and John’s film can collide with Ranbir’s film
Ranbir Kapoor may have to confront Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Sardar Udham Singh’ on Republic Day. ‘Bachchan Pandey’ was also scheduled to appear on the same date. But it is less likely. That is because in the next one or two months, Akshay will finish shooting in Scotland right now. Then he also has to complete the shooting of ‘Prithviraj Chauhan’. He is yet to shoot a long chunk.
John and Ajay may clash on Independence Day
Long weekends are empty around Republic Day. Apparently, John Abraham’s ‘Mumbai Saga’ can also stake claim there. Another of his films ‘Satyamev Jayate-2’ can bet on Independence Day i.e. 15 August. But there, he may face Ajay Devgan’s ‘Maidan’.
Like Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan also extended his film a year ahead. Ajay Devgan has to shoot ‘Golmaal 5’ immediately after that. He would also like to bring her on Diwali next year. Akshay Kumar’s ‘Prithviraj Chauhan’ can also be announced for coming on that date.
At present, the possibility of starting the throne is less
There was also a possibility of ‘Takht’ coming up on Christmas, but the chances of its launch are less due to the unfavorable atmosphere surrounding Karan Johar. In such a situation, he is seen releasing a solo for Aamir Khan.