“Vikram Vedha”, starring Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte in the lead roles, will be released in over 100 countries worldwide, making it one of the biggest openings for a Bollywood movie.
In addition to India, the film will be released in territories where Bollywood films normally release on September 30, including North America, the UK, the Middle East, and Australia and New Zealand. Remarkably, the film is also being released day-and-date in countries where Bollywood fare is released after it had its first run in the traditional territories.
“Vikram Vedha” will open in 22 countries in Europe and 27 countries in Africa and Latin America, including Japan, Russia, Panama and Peru, all of which are non-traditional areas for Bollywood.
Directed by writer-directors Pushkar and Gayatri, the film is an action thriller based on the Indian folktale “Vikram aur Pay”. It tells the story of a tough police officer Vikram (Khan) who tries to track down and kill an equally tough gangster Vedha (Roshan). What unfolds is a cat-and-mouse chase, in which Vedha, a master storyteller, helps Vikram unravel layers through a series of stories, leading to moral ambiguities.
The film is produced by T-Series and Reliance Entertainment in association with Friday Filmworks, Jio Studios and YNOT Studios. Producers include Bhushan Kumar, S. Sashikanth and Bhushan Kumar. Reliance Entertainment has partnered with Home Screen Entertainment for the international distribution of the film.
Dhruv Sinha, Head of Foreign Business at Reliance Entertainment, said: “With the star power of the leading talent of ‘Vikram Vedha’, it has won immense love and appreciation from the public and trade. The teams from Reliance Entertainment Overseas and Home Screen Entertainment have ensured that the film reaches the largest audience around the world.”
The film is a remake of the 2017 Tamil hit ‘Vikram Vedha’, also directed by Pushkar and Gayatri and starring R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi.