Release dates of two of Bollywood’s most anticipated films this year, the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Sooryavanshi” and “83” starring Ranveer Singh, have been confirmed. After being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Sooryavanshi” will release on Diwali while “83” has been scheduled for Christmas this year.
The announcements come at a time when a slew of films — including big-ticket releases like the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Laxmmi Bomb”, “Bhuj” starring Ajay Devgn, and the Alia Bhatt-starrer “Sadak 2” — committed for digital release, among other hyped projects.
While there is no information yet on when cinema halls will reopen, multiplex chains have confirmed the release date of the most awaited films of the year.
In Rohit Shetty’s “Sooryavanshi”, Akshay will be seen as ATS officer Veer Sooryavanshi on a lookout for terrorists planning a deadly strike on Mumbai. Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh will also reprise their roles of Singham and Simmba in cameos, to help Akshay bust the terror plot. Actress Katrina Kaif will be seen as Veer Sooryavanshi’s wife while Jackie Shroff plays the antagonist.
“Sooryavanshi” also features Gulshan Grover, Abhimanyu Singh, Niharica Raizada, Sikandar Kher and Nikitin Dheer. The film is presented by Reliance Entertainment.
Directed by Kabir Khan, “83” narrates the story of India’s first-ever cricket World Cup victory in 1983. In the movie, Ranveer Singh stars as the underdog team’s captain Kapil Dev while Deepika Padukone plays Kapil’s wife Romi Dev.
The film also features Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil and Adinath Kothare in key roles.