From North African countries to the smallest towns in India, Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s upcoming film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, will be distributed far and wide.
Talking about how excited the industry is about the movie, trade expert Taran Adarsh says, “Expectations from Bajrangi Bhaijaan are humongous, because it is releasing on Eid, and brings back the combination of Salman Khan and Kabir Khan (director) after the successful film, Ek Tha Tiger (2012). If the movie gets a big release in India, as well as in the international markets, it only goes to prove that the film is piping hot among the audience, distributors and exhibitors.”
The film will cover approximately 50 countries outside India, and more than 700 screens. Out of these, the four major international markets — USA, UK, UAE and Australia — have 450 screens. In totality, the film will be releasing in more than 5,000 screens, with approximately 4,500 prints in India and overseas. While the film will follow the norm, and release on Friday, July 17, in most of these countries, in some non-traditional markets such as Morocco, Tunisia, Korea, Taiwan and Poland, it will release at a later date.
Amar Butala, co-producer and COO, Salman Khan Films, says, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan is this year’s most awaited film, be it for the audiences, the distributors or exhibitors. This will be Salman’s widest release till date in India and in the overseas market. We are confident that the content of the film will not only be loved by his fans in India, but will also resonate with newer audiences across the 50-plus countries the film will release in.”
Produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh, Bajrangi Bhaijaan also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The film will be distributed worldwide by Eros International, and is scheduled for a Eid 2015 release.