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If you're wondering how long has it been since COVID-19 began and continues, there is one indicator to understand the same.
That would be looking at the film, Sooryavanshi. As one would remember, just when the wrath of COVID-19 began, it was Sooryavanshi that was the first affected film as it was up for a March 2020 release in theaters.
Now, over a year and a half later the pandemic has continued and Sooryavanshi was still awaiting a release. But now, after all this time and long wait, it can officially be confirmed that Sooryavanshi will be releasing theatrically on Diwali.
That's right. The release confirmation came shortly after Maharashtra announced that theatres will be opened in the state in October.
Rohit Shetty tweeted an image with Thackeray and wrote, “Thanks to our Honourable Chief Minister, Shri Uddhav Thackeray, theatres in Maharashtra to reopen from 22nd October.
And FINALLY!!! we can say, This DIWALI… AA RAHI HAI POLICE…”
Carnival Cinemas also posted a photo with the filmmaker and wrote, “We look forward to cinemas reopening in Maharashtra soon! This year we will have a BIG screen DIWALI!!”
In February 2021, the central government announced increase in occupancy, which encouraged production houses to schedule their films for theatres. Subsequently, Sooryavanshi team announced April 30 as its release date.
However, the film was again postponed due to the devastating second wave of the pandemic that led to a lockdown in most states. Sooryavanshi was among the few films that refused to take the OTT route and chose to wait it out.