The Indian government has allowed film theaters to function with 100% capacity and many producers have now braved fears and speculations to schedule theatrical releases of their films in the month of March. Films featuring stars like Janhvi Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, John Abraham and Parineeti Chopra have been lined up for theatrical release in March 2021.
Filmmakers expect quick resumption of business for theaters. Major stars like Salman Khan announced their films, highlighting the inter-dependence of stars and movie theaters.
A look at major films hitting Indian theaters in March 2021:
The first and one of the most interesting ones to hit cinemas in March will be Janhvi Kapoor-starrer horror comedy, Roohi. Janhvi is paired opposite Rajkummar Rao in the film that is the second film in producer Dinesh Vijan’s “horror comedy universe”. It will release on March 11. The first film, Stree, was widely appreciated for balancing entertainment and social messages in a short, sweet and funny movie. The film being packaged as an entertainer, along with Janhvi leading the star cast is sure to add to the footfalls in cinema halls.
Starring John Abraham in the lead role, Sanjay Gupta (of Kaante fame) has also lined up his action film, Mumbai Saga for release on March 11. Set in the 1980s and 1990s, Mumbai Saga stars Emraan Hashmi, Kajal Agarwal, Jackie Shroff, Prateik Babbar, Rohit Roy, and Amole Gupte, apart from John.
Time To Dance
Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle Kaif will make her Bollywood debut on March 12 with Time To Dance. The film pairs Isabelle opposite Sooraj Pancholi. Set to introduce ballroom and Latin dancing to Indian audience, the dance film is directed by Stanley D’Costa.
Sharman Joshi’s Fauji Calling is set to hit theaters on March 12. Written and directed by Aaryaan Saxena, it is produced by Vikram Singh and Ovez Shaikh. It also features Bidita Bag, Mugdha Godse and Zarina Wahab, among others.
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Featuring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles, Dibakar Banerjee’s directorial venture Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is also up for release on March 19.
Starring Parineeti Chopra in the titular role, the sports drama will be out on March 26. Directed by , the film is based on Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal. Amol Gupte has written and directed the sports biopic. Nehwal bagged the bronze medal in the women’s singles event at the London Olympics in 2012, becoming the first Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal.
Haathi Mere Saathi
Popular star Rana Daggubati also has a release for March – the much-awaited tri-lingual film, Haathi Mere Saathi. Apart from Hindi, the film will also release in Tamil (Kaadan ) and Telugu (Aaranya). Directed by Prabhu Solomon, Daggubati essays the lead character that has been designed on the lines of the Forest Man of India, environmental activist Jadav Payeng. The movie also features Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain.