Mumbai, June 16, 2021: Amazon Prime Video has finalized the new release date of Farhan Akhtar's sports drama film, Toofan. The movie will now premiere on July 16 directly on Prime Video. Earlier, the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial was announced for May 21 release, but to the second wave of covid-19, the streaming giant decided to postpone it.
Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, P.S. Bharathi, and Rajiv Tandon under the banners of Excel Entertainment, and ROMP Pictures, Toofan was originally scheduled for a theatrical release on October 2, 2020.
However, the release was indefinitely delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India. On March 10, 2021, Amazon Prime Video announced that the film will be released on their platform, skipping theatrical release.
Apart from Farhaan Akhtar, the movie also stars Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Darshan Kumar, among others in key roles.