Sooryavanshi – Bollywood’s upcoming super cop action saga, is one of the foremost anticipated movies of the year, and is set to release on across cinemas in the Middle East on 26th March 2020.
Directed by Rohit Shetty and written by Sajid-Farhad, Sooryavanshi will be the fourth installment of Shetty’s ‘cop series’ – Singham (2011), Singham Returns (2014) and Simmba (2018).
The story revolves round DCP Veer Sooryavanshi – chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad, and his team who join forces with Inspector Sangram Bhalerao and DCP Bajirao Singham to stop a terrorist batch planning to attack Mumbai.
The film features Akshay Kumar in the lead role (DCP Veer Sooryavanshi) opposite Katrina Kaif (Aditi Sooryavanshi), and also stars Gulshan Grover, Abhimanyu Singh, Niharica Raizada, Jackie Shroff, Sikandar Kher, Nikitin Dheer and Vivan Bhatena. The film will also feature Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh who reprise their roles of Inspector Bajirao M. Singham and Sangram ‘Simmba’ Bhalerao from the franchise’s previous films.
The four-minute long trailer – which released at 12:52 PM on 2nd March 2020, created history as the most viewed Indian trailer on YouTube. It crossed 30M views within 10 hours, 40M views within 21 hours, and at 12:52 PM on 3rd March (24 hours), it had gained 42.74M views. Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero (2018) movie trailer now sits at second position with 41M views in 24 hours.
Sporting ‘Aa Rahi Hai Police’ tees, Rohit Shetty and his ‘cop universe’ made quite a splash at the trailer launch of Sooryavanshi in Mumbai, India.
The trailer also sparked a flood of memes on social media right after its release. Tweeps took a dig at hilarious and catchy dialogues from the trailer and curated memes and jokes out of it. Some even went to the extent of calling it ‘India’s Avengers franchise’.
Out of the fourteen films by Rohit Shetty, eleven of them have been blockbusters. Three of his film are also listed in India’s Top 25 Highest-Grossing Films – Chennai Express (2013), Simmba (2018) and Dilwale (2015) which rank at 18th, 20th and 23rd spot respectively.
Below are UAE admission figures for Bollywood movies that released in 2019:
War – Screened for 6 weeks | Over 275K admissions
Bharat – Screened for 4 weeks | Over 183K admissions
Gully Boy – Screened for 7 weeks | Over 169K admissions
Saaho (Hindi Version) – Screened for 2 weeks | Over 164K admissions
Dabangg 3 – Screened for 3 weeks | Over 153K admissions
Uri: The Surgical Strike – Screened for 11 weeks | Over 125K admissions
Badla – Screened for 7 weeks | Over 124K admissions
Super 30 – Screened for 5 weeks | Over 122K admissions
Kabir Singh – Screened for 8 weeks | Over 121K admissions
Housefull 4 – Screened for 4 weeks | Over 121K admissions
Total Dhamaal – Screened for 6 weeks | Over 120 K admissions
Based on the hype garnered by the movie and popularity of movies starring Akshay Kumar in the Middle East, Sooryavanshi is guaranteed to usher in large Asian and Indian language movie fans from across the region.
Don’t miss out on moving your brand closer to its target audience. Contact us for more information on following this Mega Blockbuster.
Sources: Business Insider, Clout News, Gulf News, India Today and Wikipedia
Summer is officially upon us!
As the temperature reaches fever pitch over the months ahead and outdoor activities become close to impossible, cinema offers an ideal escape from the heat. Cool down by sipping a cold soda or an icy slush, indulge in deliciously flavoured popcorn and watch some of the best content the industry has to offer.
Q1 2019 witnessed the release of a number of blockbusters – from M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Glass, Bollywood’s first rap-based movie Gully Boy and a record-breaking comedy-adventure movie Total Dhamaal, to sci-fi blockbuster Alita: Battle Angel and Oscar winner Jordan Peele’s US.
No doubt those movies were big, but what lies ahead is even bigger!
At the start of Q2, we watched Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame sink the Titanic (1997) to gain the spot of being the second highest grossing movie of all-time. With the remaining months of Q2 and Q3 set to deliver an array of blockbusters – rom-coms, animation, horror, thriller, superhero sagas and much more, get ready to be blown away!
Here’s our compilation of must watch movies over Summer 2019:
Aladdin – Releasing on May 23rd 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Releasing on May 30th 2019
Ma – Releasing on May 30th 2019
The Hustle – Releasing on June 6th 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Releasing on June 6th 2019
Dark Phoenix – Releasing on June 6th 2019
Bharat (Hindi) – Releasing on June 6th 2019
Rocketman – Releasing on June 13th 2019
Shaft – Releasing on June 13 2019
The Zoya Factor– Releasing on June 13th 2019
*Awaiting the release of the trailer
Toy Story 4 – Releasing on June 20 2019
Men in Black: International – Releasing on June 20th 2019
Yesterday – Releasing on June 27th 2019
Annabelle Comes Home – Releasing on June 27th 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home – Releasing on July 4th 2019
The Lion King – Releasing on July 18th 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Releasing on August 1st 2019
Artemis Fowl – Releasing on August 8th 2019
Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Releasing on August 8th 2019
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Releasing on August 15th 2019
It: Chapter Two – Releasing on September 5th 2019
Please Note: Movie release dates are subject to change.
What does this mean for brands/advertisers?
Reach out to a larger and more captive audience – who rather be cooling down indoors over a movie.
Capitalize on re-targeting audiences as they re-visit cinemas to watch not one but multiple movies over summer – which also leads to greater brand recall.
Don’t miss out on giving your brand the best screen treatment it deserves this summer. Contact a member of the sales team for more information on cinema advertising opportunities.