Mumbai, June 17, 2021: Recently, Akshay Kumar announced the theatrical release of his much-awaited, spy thriller, Bell Bottom. The movie, amid the speculations of direct OTT release, has been slated for July 27 release. The announcement is welcomed by theaters and exhibitors, who believe that Bell Bottom will pave the way for others to bring the audiences to theaters.
Now, Jayantilal Gada of PEN Studios, who recently acquired the theatrical rights of SS Rajamouli's magnum opus, RRR, has also decided to bring Bell Bottom along with Gangubai Kathiawadi, Attack, and director Shankar's Anniyan Hindi remake, in theaters. This announcement has also put a full stop to speculations of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi's direct OTT release.
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a biographical crime drama film, loosely based on a true story, on the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai written by S. Hussain Zaidi. The film depicts the rise of a simple girl from Kathiawad who had no choice but to embrace the ways of destiny and swing it in her favour. It stars Alia Bhatt in the lead role, along with Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, and Seema Pahwa playing Pivotal roles, Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi featured in an extended cameo appearance. As of now, the movie is slated for July 30, 2021, release.
Attack is an action thriller film directed and co-written by Lakshya Raj Anand. It stars John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. Produced by Jayantilal Gada, John Abraham, and Ajay Kapoor, the story of Attack is inspired by true events, based on the hostage crisis. It is scheduled for release on 13 August 2021.
The period action drama film, RRR, is an ambitious project of director SS Rajamouli, after his historical blockbuster Baahubali films starring Prabhas. RRR is a fictional story about India's freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju, and Komaram Bheem who fought against the British Raj and Nizam of Hyderabad respectively. Ram Charan and Jr. NTR essay the roles of Sitarama Raju, and Komaram Bheem respectively while Alia Bhatt Ajay Devgn, and British actress Olivia Morris play pivotal roles. Produced by D. V. V. Danayya, RRR will be distributed by Lyca Productions in Tamil Nadu, and Pen Studios in North India. It is slated to release on October 13 in multiple languages.
Dr. Jayantilal Gada will also be producing the Hindi remake of Shankar's own directorial 2005 Tamil psychological action thriller, "Anniyan" starring Chiyaan Vikram. Co-produced by God Bless Entertainment, the remake will star Ranveer Singh in the lead role. The movie will go on floors in mid-2022. It is said to be a Pan India release, for which, the script is currently being rewritten to give it a fresh and appealing touch.