In a few days from now, the much-awaited film, Sooryavanshi, will finally release in cinemas, on Friday, November 5. Directed by Akshay Kumar, this Rohit Shetty-directed film was supposed to release on March 24, 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown, it was postponed indefinitely. The producers then decided to release it on Diwali 2020. Though cinemas had opened by then, the situation didn’t seem conducive. After cinema halls were granted 100% occupancy, Sooryavanshi’s release was planned on April 30, 2021. The second wave of Covid-19, sadly, delayed all plans.
But now, all is well. The advance booking has opened and trade and industry expects the action entertainer to take a bumper opening. Not just in India, but even the Overseas audience has been looking forward to the film. Those in UAE, however, received a minor jolt when they realized that Sooryavanshi would release in their region on Friday, November 5, and not on Thursday, November 4. For those who are unaware, all films release in the UAE on a Thursday. With Sooryavanshi makers deciding to release their film on Friday, viewers there were disheartened and were wondering the reason behind it.
A source close to the film told the rationale behind this decision, “The makers are of the opinion that this film should open worldwide on November 5. They feel that audiences across the globe should get a chance to access the film on the big screen on the same day.”
That’s not all. The source added, “As everyone knows by now, both Rohit Shetty and Akshay Kumar are huge believers in numerology. They have been told to release the film on the 5th as it would prove lucky for them. Due to these reasons, Sooryavanshi won’t have a Thursday release in UAE or any other country.”
Sooryavanshi belongs to the cop universe of Rohit Shetty which also comprises the characters of Singham (played by Ajay Devgn) and Simmba (played by Ranveer Singh). Interestingly, both also feature in the film in special appearances and this factor has added to the buzz around the film.