From the time lockdown was announced in the month of March, Bollywood industry has been completely washed out with no releases. However, the filmmakers and actors have kept their hopes high and are banking on 2021. All the festivals of the year 2021 are booked by the filmmakers for the release of their movies. If the pandemic ends, entertainment will be rolled out as usual in theatres.
Let’s take a look at all the festive releases of 2021.
Republic Day – Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey
Akshay Kumar has officially announced that his movie ‘Bachchan Pandey’ will hit the screens on January 22, 2021. It was previously scheduled for Christmas 2020, but they gave away the festive date to Aamir Khan for ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. While the pandemic has pushed the release of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ to Christmas 2021, it would be interesting to see if Akki manages to keep his date around Republic Day next day.
Valentine’s Day – Shakun Batra’s next
The movie starring Deepika Padukone, Anaya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi will be probably released on February 12, just before Valentine’s Day weekend.
Eid – ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’ and ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’
The poster of the movie ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’ was unveiled by John Abraham. The film will hit the screens on Eid 2021, i.e. May 12. Interestingly, earlier this year Salman Khan had announced that his film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ will release during Eid 2021. It is going to be an epic clash at the box office.
Independence Day – Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan
Ajay Devgn had announced that his film ‘Maidaan’ will hit the screens on August 31, 2020. Ajay Devgn promises to narrate a story that will make every Indian proud.
Diwali – Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan
Akshay Kumar announced an exciting new venture. Scheduled to hit the screens during Diwali 2021, the film is titled ‘Raksha Bandhan’. “A story that touches your heart so deeply and so instantly, it’s the quickest I’ve signed a film in my career. Dedicating this film, #RakshaBandhan to my sister, Alka and to the most special bond in the world…that of a brother and sister.”
Christmas – Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’
Aamir Khan starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, which is the official Bollywood remake of ‘Forrest Gump’, was scheduled to hit the screens on December 2020 and will now release during Christmas 2021.