The covid-19 pandemic has hit the showbiz, due to which the production of the films was forced to shut down followed by theatres, cinema halls, and multiplexes being closed in the lockdown in the month of March.
The shutdown of showbiz was a big setback for the filmmakers and exhibitors, and to overcome this, the filmmakers took to the OTT route to release their films, which was heavily criticized by cinema owners. Now, they have decided not to release any of OTT releases in theatres as the government has allowed reopening cinemas from October 15.
There was talk that films premiered on OTT platforms in which Sushant Singh Rajput's last movie Dil Bechara, Shakuntala Devi, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Sadak 2, Gulabo Sitabo, and Khuda Haafiz are prominant, might release in cinemas, but the leading multiplex chains (PVR, Cinepolis, Inox, and Carnival) have decided against it.
On the other hand, movies like "Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior" starring Ajay Devgn, Kajol, and Saif Ali Khan, Taapsee Pannu's "Thappad", Aditya Roy Kapur - Disha Patani's "Malang", Ayushmann Khurrana's "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan", Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's "War", and late Sushant Singh Rajput's "Kedarnath" will be the first six Hindi films to return to the theatres starting from this Friday (October 16).
Among the new Hindi films, Diljit Dosanjh, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Manoj Bajpayee starrer "Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari" will be released on November 13 on the occasion of Diwali.