Cinema theatres and multiplexes are set to operate with 50 percent occupancy from October 15 as per the guidelines issued by Centre for Unlock 5 and as the day has finally come, several big-budget films including Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Kedarnath’, Hrithik Roshan’s ‘War’ and Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Thappad’ will get a re-release.

“As cinemas ready to reopen their doors from this week onwards, the list of #Hindi films scheduled for re-release this week is OFFICIALLY announced...#Tanhaji #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan #Malang #Kedarnath #Thappad More films will be scheduled in coming days,” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

In another tweet, Adarsh informed that “the list of #Hindi films re-releasing in cinemas keeps growing...”

“In addition to the five titles mentioned earlier [#Tanhaji, #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan, #Malang, #Kedarnath, #Thappad], there’s a prominent addition to the list: #War... More films will be scheduled in the coming days,” he tweeted.

Cinema halls were shut for the past six months when the nationwide lockdown was announced in March to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  During this, many filmmakers took the digital route to release the films.

Adarsh said that some such movie-makers, who took the OTT route, thought of releasing the film on the silver screen. However, the trade analyst says that the “leading multiplex chains including PVR, INOX, Carnival, and Cinepolis had decided not to screen these films.”