Two Marathi films are released to avoid the crash of January 31
Genuine horror movies are rare in the Marathi industry, which has explored the horror comedy genre to the fullest in the past. In that sense, 2020 is different with at least four horror movies ( Kaaal , Rahashya, Bhaybeet and Bali) waiting for his release.
While the horror season was supposed to open with Kaaal, which also marks the first time that the found-footage style has been adapted for a Marathi horror film, there has been a setback on that front. The film that was supposed to release this Friday has been pushed to next week, shares a source close to the film, adding that it was done owing to unavailability of screens for the film.
When asked the director D Sandeep, he confirmed the same and said: Yes, we are advancing the launch for a week. Not that we didn't get screens, but the number was limited. Tanhaji It's running hard in theaters, we didn't want that overlapping of options. We are happy for the success of the film and we have no problem delaying our release for a week.
Interestingly, January 31 was already full of three marathi pitches ( Choricha Mamla , Vikun Tak & Prawaas ) but the team of Kaaal is not deterred by that. Our film is different in terms of content. So we don't think there will be an issue, added the director of Kaaal, which is also getting a theatrical release in Russia (the first Marathi film to do so).
With four new Marathi releases, the already strong run of Tanhaji : The Unsung Warrior & the addition of Street Dancer 3D this Friday, makers of two films- Vikun Tak & Prawaas - decided it better to shift their release dates. Says another source, "There were hardly any screens available. So, the makers felt it was better to shift the release than suffer on the business front."