Come this Independence day and the movie lovers will be treated not just with one but three biggies, two from Bollywood namely Mission Mangal, Batla House and the other one is Hollywood flick Quentin Tarantino's much-anticipated Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
While the Akshay Kumar fans are already going gaga over the trailer of the multi-starrer space drama on India's first Mars Mission, also about John Abraham donning khaki again for Batla House, it was recently announced that Tarantino's up coming film starring Hollywood biggies Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, will release in India on Independence Day.
Film trade and analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the news. He wrote, "With #Saaho shifting to 30 Aug 2019, #OnceUponATimeInHollywood - which was supposed to release on 9 Aug 2019 - will now release on 15 Aug 2019... Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt... Directed by Quentin Tarantino... Will release in #English version only." (sic)
#BreakingNews: With #Saaho shifting to 30 Aug 2019, #OnceUponATimeInHollywood - which was supposed to release on 9 Aug 2019 - will now release on 15 Aug 2019... Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt... Directed by Quentin Tarantino... Will release in #English version only. pic.twitter.com/CZmCVladE7— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 23, 2019
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood follows DiCaprio and Pitt as an aging actor and his longtime stunt double who are struggling to find their place in a changing Hollywood. At the same time an up-and-coming actress married to a renowned director, moves next door. The drama, which pays tribute to the golden age of Tinseltown, is set in the late 1960s against the backdrop of the Manson family murders.
The two films will be setting up a box-office tussle between the two stars who have particularly cashed in on the patriotism genre in Bollywood lately. Coincidentally, even last year on August 15, John's Satyameva Jayate clashed with Akshay's Gold.
Saaho, Telugu superstar Prabhas' comeback film after his blockbuster Bahubali series that was scheduled to open on August 15 this year conviniently shifted its release to August 30, and the official reason forwarded is that VFX work on certain action sequences is yet to be completed.
Unlike most Hollywood biggies, like The Lion King or Alladin, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will only release in English, and not in multiple vernacular languages such as Hindi, Tamil or Telugu as the film does not cater to a larger, family audience.
Also, the much awaited sequel of Netflix's popular series Sacred Games is releasing on 15th August. Actors Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kalki Koechlin, Pankaj Tripathi, Ranvir Shorey, Surveen Chawla, Luke Kenny and Jatin Sarna will reprise their roles in the second season.