It wouldn't be unsafe to say that the reopening of theaters couldn't have witnessed a better start than the one Sooryavanshi has given. Not only has the film gone one to become the first 100cr grosser after Tanhaji back in January 2020 but also it has given all filmmakers the hope that when it comes to theaters and massy affairs, nothing is going away anytime soon.
While the upcoming two months do have some big-ticket affairs coming in, it is January 2022 when we are actually getting down to absolute business with the most mammoth of films are set and up for release. As one would remember, the biggest possible clash was announced when it was confirmed that S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus, RRR will release in the first week of January 2022 and in barely a gap of one day, another mega film in the form of Gangubai Kathiawadi will also release.
And interestingly, both films have Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn where especially in the latter, it is Bhatt leading proceedings. It was considered to be quite a brave decision considering theaters are just gradually being reborn and a clash might mean that one film eats into another film's business.
But now. it seems like the makers of Gangubai Kathiawadi have realised the same and decided that they will shift the release of the film to next month. The film stars Alia Bhatt in the titular role and is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and distributed by Pen Movies, Jayantilal Gada.
Gangubai Kathiawadi will now be releasing on 18th February 2022. Another one of the reasons to avert this clash is that Pen Movies is involved in RRR's production and distribution as well.