New Delhi , February 17 : The coronavirus pandemic had put a halt to virtually everything, with the entertainment industry also facing the brunt of the health crisis. After several months of shutdown, the government recently allowed 100 per cent occupancy in theatres and on Wednesday Yash Raj Films announced the theatrical release dates for five of its films.
The production house on Wednesday unveiled the release date of its forthcoming films- 'Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar', 'Bunty Aur Babli 2', 'Shamshera', 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar' and 'Prithviraj'. The production house is aiming to bring back the viewers to theatres, which have remained empty for months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
YRF shared the release date of films on Instagram and wrote, "#YRF announces slate of films for 2021, wants to bring audiences back to the theatres!"
Check out the full list here:
1. 'Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar'
Release Date: 19 March 2021
Cast: Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra
Directed and produced by Dibakar Banerjee | Worldwide Distribution by Yash Raj Films
2. 'Bunty Aur Babli 2'
Release Date: 23 April 2021
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and introducing debutant Sharvari
Directed by Varun V. Sharma | Produced by Aditya Chopra/Yash Raj Films
Release Date: 25 June 2021
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor, and Sanjay Dutt
Directed by Karan Malhotra | Produced by Aditya Chopra/Yash Raj Films
4. 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar'
Release Date: 27 August 2021
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Shalini Pandey, Boman Irani, and Ratna Pathak Shah
Directed by Divyang Thakkar | Produced by Maneesh Sharma/Yash Raj Films
Release Date: 5 November 2021 (Diwali Release)
Cast: Akshay Kumar, introducing debutant Manushi Chhillar, Sanjay Dutt, and Sonu Sood
Directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi | Produced by Aditya Chopra/Yash Raj Films
The central government had allowed full occupancy in cinema halls and multiplexes starting February 1. In this regard, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had also issued a set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cinema halls and theatres to prevent the spread of the ongoing novel coronavirus.
The SOPs also stated that no films shall be screened in containment zones. To ensure the safety of viewers, cinema halls have taken some other measures too apart from the mandatory wearing of masks and temperature checks. Theatres will have separated seats, staggered show timings, and bookings, mandatory social distancing, and digital payments are being encouraged.