After three months of strict lockdown, cinemas, entertainment venues, museums, and libraries are reopening today in Australia whilst adhering to the rules laid down by the government and regularly fumigating venues. While there is a limit on the number of patrons in certain cinemas and no limit in others, the ‘one person per two square metres’ is applicable for all halls across the country.
To begin with, theatres will be screening Rohit Shetty‘s 2018 action-entertainer Simmba starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan in their screens. Bankrolled by Rohit Shetty Picturez and Dharma Productions, in association with Reliance Entertainment, the film is the third installment to the Shetty’s ‘Police Universe’.
The film revolved around a corrupt police officer who is forced to follow a righteous path after trouble is inflicted on his close ones. The official Hindi remake of the 2015 Telugu hit Temper, the film reportedly grossed about Rs. 400 crore worldwide.
#RohitShetty‘s #Simmba back in Australia as the theatres open there from July 2nd @RanveerOfficial #SaraAliKhan @SonuSood @ajaydevgn @akshaykumar !!
Thanx @mitublange @MBFWorld !! pic.twitter.com/U0fsAIAgyD
— Shibasish Sarkar (@Shibasishsarkar) June 27, 2020
While Simmba received mixed reviews from critics and audiences in India, the film won the ‘Telstra People’s Choice Award’ at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) last year.
Meanwhile, Ranveer has also taken to Instagram to share the release poster of the film.
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Simmba was already re-released in Fiji on June 26 and has now garnered more screens for its exhibition. Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again was also re-released in New Zealand on June 25th and will now re-release in Fiji on July 2.
Aala re Aala, #Simmba Aala! Fiji goes back to cinemas from 26th June and Simmba is all set to entertain once again!#RohitShetty @RanveerOfficial #SaraAliKhan @SonuSood @SimmbaTheFilm pic.twitter.com/PFzNlY0Zi5
— Reliance Entertainment (@RelianceEnt) June 24, 2020
Apart from Rohit Shetty’s film, Gippy Grewal’s Punjabi film Ardaas Karaan also saw a re-release on June 25 in New Zealand. Vijay starrer Bigil re-released in France and Germany recently as a part of the actor’s birthday celebrations and films like Dulquer Salmaan’s Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, Tovino Thomas’s Forensic, Fahad Faasil’s Trance also saw re-releases in the theatres of Dubai when they opened up for audiences in May.