Khali Peeli, Ka Pae Ranasingam likely to get theatrical release after TV, digital premiere
As cinema halls reopen from 15 October with 50 percent capacity, films like Khali Peeli, Ka Pae Ranasingam, My Spy and Force of Nature will make its way into theatres.
The two films made their debut on the pay-per-view service Zee Plex on 2 October. They were also released at a drive-in theatre in Gurgaon.
Also starring Jaideep Ahlawat, Khaali Peeli was originally scheduled for a theatrical release on 12 June, but was put on hold after the cinema halls were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Zee Studios said they are in active discussions with theatre owners to release the two movies.
Last week, the Centre gave its nod to reopen theatres from 15 October with stringent dos and don't. However, not all state governments will follow this immediately owing to the pandemic scenario in their respective regions.
"We welcome the central government notification for reopening the theatres. We are currently in talks with the cinema owners and would love to provide our movies Khaali Peeli and Ka Pae Ranasingam, which have been received quite well by the audience on the PPV format.
"We are sure that given the opportunity our audiences will enjoy them in cinemas as well," Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios told Press Trust of India.
Khaali Peeli, directed by Maqbool Khan, is a young, edgy roller-coaster ride that kick-starts one night when a boy meets a girl.
Ka Pae Ranasingam, featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead roles, marks the directorial debut of P Virumaandi.
Meanwhile, PVR has also announced the release of three Hollywood films once theatres reopen. Dave Bautista's My Spy, Mel Gibson-starrer Force of Nature and the horror film The Rental will hit Indian theatres on 16 October, 23 October and 30 October, respectively.
Read the announcement below
ALL SET FOR THEATRES... #PVR Pictures announces the release of three #Hollywood films in #India...
⭐ #MySpy: 16 Oct 2020
⭐ #ForceOfNature: 23 Oct 2020
⭐ #TheRental: 30 Oct 2020 pic.twitter.com/PMyX3r05xA
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 9, 2020
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