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War, Tanhaji, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Thappad join growing list of films heading for re-release

The government has allowed theatres to reopen at 50% capacity from tomorrow.

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Several Hindi films have lined up for re-release with theatres in several states reopening tomorrow after a gap of almost seven months.

Among the films lined up are Taapsee Pannu's Thappad (2020), Ajay Devgn's Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020), Aditya Roy Kapur's Malang (2020), Sushant Singh Rajput's Kedarnath (2018), Ayushmann Khurrana's Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020) and War (2019), starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff.

These will be added to the already scheduled re-release of the Vivek Oberoi-starrer PM Narendra Modi.

Director Anubhav Sinha was among the many excited about the prospect of his critically acclaimed Thappad finding a space in theatres again. Thappad was earlier released on 28 February. 

So #THAPPAD in theaters again. Yayyyyyy!!!!

Posted by Anubhav Sinha on Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's War (2019) would be among the growing list of films. War was among the top 10 hits of 2019.

The list of films set to be re-released includes Abhishek Kapoor's Kedarnath, starring the late Rajput and Sara Ali Khan. Rajput ended his life in June, setting off a controversy that has continued to roil the Hindi film industry. Sara Ali Khan was among those who were called in for questioning in connection with an alleged drug ring in the film industry.

In addition to these films, there were reports of Janhvi Kapoor's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020), Vidya Balan's Shakuntala Devi (2020) and Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan's Gulabo Sitabo (2020) heading for a theatrical release. However, none of the makers has confirmed this and top multiplex chains have refused to screen films that were released on digital platforms. So these films may, at best, be released in single-screen theatres.

On 1 October, the Union government allowed theatres across the country to reopen for business. However, cinema halls are required to follow the standard operating procedures and can only function at 50% of their capacity till further orders.

Theatres in Maharashtra will, however, remain shut till the end of this month.

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