Sooryavanshi digital release: Netflix has bagged the online streaming rights of Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi. Check the digital release date.
Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif was scheduled to hit the big screens on April 30, 2021. However, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic had some other plans. The theatres across the country were closed due to the lethal second wave of the pandemic.
In March 2021, Netflix acquired the digital streaming rights of Sooryavanshi. As per the reports, the digital streaming giant bagged the streaming rights of the most awaited movie for a record amount of Rs 200 crore.
Though the fans are super excited about Sooryavanshi’s theatrical release, the box office result of the latest releases is far from satisfactory. Akshay Kumar’s latest release Bell Bottom managed to collect approx. Rs 30 crore in its theatrical run. This is almost Rs 100 crore less than what the movie could have collected in pre-covid times.
Though the fear of pandemic has subsided and fans are now willing to watch movies on big screens, it would be interesting to see how the upcoming movies perform. Sooryavanshi will be the first big Bollywood release post the pandemic. The movie is releasing in theatres on Nov 5, 2021, when the celebrations are at their peak.
Sooryavanshi Digital Release Date
As per the reports, Netflix has already acquired digital streaming rights for Rs 200 crore. The streaming service locked the deal at a huge price on a big condition. The makers have agreed to condition that Sooryavanshi will release on Netflix after 28 days of its theatrical release.
The deal was signed when there was a fear of the pandemic and theatres were operating at limited capacity. Though the theatres are open now to full capacity, we still believe that this deal is intact. So, Sooryavanshi should premiere on Netflix in the first week of December.
As Sooryavanshi is a big film, the makers want the action-entertainer to reach a larger audience base. This is probably the reason they have decided to release the movie digitally within a month of its theatrical release. Anyway, four weeks time is more than enough these days to make money in theatres.
What Sooryavanshi is about?
Sooryavanshi is the fourth film of Rohit Shetty’s cop-universe. It features Akshay Kumar in the titular role of Veer Sooryavanshi, the head of the anti-terrorism squad. Akshay and Katrina Kaif are reuniting for a film after a gap of 10 years. They were last seen together in Tees Maar Khan (2010). Sooryavanshi also stars Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh in special appearances reprising their roles as Singham and Simmba respectively.