Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta's gangster drama 'Mumbai Saga',featuring John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi is set to theatrical release.
Producers Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar (T-Series), Anuradha Gupta (White Feather Films) and Sangeeta Ahir, and writer, producer, director Sanjay Gupta's Mumbai Saga will hit the theatres on March 19, 2021.The film features an ensemble of actors Kajal Agarwal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Rohit Roy, Gulshan Grover, and Amole Gupte.
Gupta, who has also written the film, said despite the coronavirus pandemic that had forced many filmmakers to release their projects on OTT, he wanted a theatrical release for 'Mumbai Saga' as it is meant to be consumed on the big screen.
'I was certain that I had a story that everyone would love to watch on the big screen, enjoying the company of their loved ones with a bucket of popcorn. And here we are, ready to rock the cinemas with 'Mumbai Saga', a story that's unlike any other,' Gupta said in a statement.
Talking about the decision to open in cinemas, Bhushan Kumar of T-Series, says, "As filmmakers, it's our duty to serve the audience something worth their time and money. Films, as a medium of entertainment, have traditionally flourished in theatres.
It's time we go back to the big-screen experience. And nothing better than a grand-canvas film like Mumbai Saga, with a story that belongs to every citizen of this country. We've decided to unveil this venture where it truly belongs - at a theatre near you."
Hashmi and Abraham also shared the film's first look on Instagram.
The poster features Abraham, 48, standing with his back facing the camera and guns in his hands.