The Kabir Khan directorial will have a normal theatrical release, and the producers of the film have confirmed that news. ’83, based on the 1983 World Cup Win for the Indian Cricket Team, was expected to be released on 10 April, but due to coronavirus lockout, it could not reach the silver screens. Reliance Entertainment’s CEO denied all reports suggesting that a global OTT giant had bid Rs. 143 crores to purchase the rights of the film.
Shibhashish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment, denying all speculation, said to Bollywood Hungama, “There is no validity to these claims. ’83’ was made for the large-screen experience. Right now, there is no plan as producers to take these films to the small screen.”
There’s one catch, though. Unless the condition deteriorates quickly, the situation may need to be evaluated by the makers. “If the situation deteriorates quickly or there is no evidence of normalcy even after six months, then we’re going to assess it. But right now, we’re all pretty hopeful, and I predict that cinema halls will start running in the next four to six months. So that’s the hope and attitude we’ve got at the moment,” Sarkar informed the media portal.
The fact that cinema halls will start running in the next four to six months is something we expect. A film like ’83, as Sarkar said, is intended for a cinematic experience and we wouldn’t really enjoy watching it on our cell phones. We can not even imagine seeing the Indian Cricket Team on a small screen to win the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar‘s makers and Laxmmi Bomb’s Kiara Advani have decided to release their film on a successful OTT website.