19 June 2020, New Delhi – PVR Pictures is partnering with exhibitors to invite audiences around the country to celebrate the reopening of theatres. This special theatrical event will give audiences a compelling opportunity to visit a theatre near them, as soon as theatres get permission to reopen their gates to moviegoers. Moviegoers will be treated to an exceptional line up of key releases, namely – My Spy, The Last Full Measure, Ordinary Love, Countdown, The Farewell, The Wild Goose Chase, The Personal History of David Copperfield, The True History of Kelly Gang & Mr. Jones.
“We are thrilled that in this difficult and unprecedented environment, we will be bringing 9 Hollywood titles, of varied genre and scale, to theatres around the country as soon as they reopen,” said Sanjeev Kumar, Joint Managing Director, PVR Group. We strongly endorse the theatrical business and believe that you can’t replace the big screen experience. Therefore we are looking at taking the first step towards releasing our own films once the cinemas open, so that brand new films, along with all the safety protocols we have put in place, attract our valued customers to their favourite form of out of home entertainment.”
PVR Pictures will be the first major distributor to release films – in theatres only – this late summer, as theatres in the country begin to safely reopen, after getting all requisite permissions from relevant authorities.
“Now more than ever, our films will resonate with audiences ready for a feel-good movie going experience this summer” said Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures Limited. “We have faith in a theatrical rebound, and we look forward to being there right out of the gate with our exhibition partners anticipated re-emergence, as and when, state by state safety
guidelines are met and theatres start to reopen”
My Spy: Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista is set to play the lead role opposite a 9-year-old girl. The movie pairs Dave Bautista with child actress Chloe Coleman in a story where the former teaches the latter how to become a spy.
The Last Full Measure: by writer-director Todd Robinson is based on the true story of Vietnam war hero William Pitsenbarger; a traditional tale of combat fought in the jungles of Vietnam in 1966 and three decades later, a man’s fight for justice to seek recognition for his heroism. The film stars Christopher Plummer, Jeremy Irvine, Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris,
Peter Fonda, Diane Ladd, and Amy Madigan among others.
Ordinary Love: a romantic drama starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in lead roles is directed by Lisa Barros D’sa and Glenn Leyburn. When Joan (Manville) is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship, as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what the future holds if
something were to happen to her.
Countdown: a horror-thriller by writer-director Justin Dec. The film follows a group of people who try to survive a mobile app that purports to tell its users when they are going to die. The film stars Elizabeth Lail, Jordon Calloway and Talitha Eliana Bateman who is known for Annabelle.
The Farewell: writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and
strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves. The lead, Awkwafina won the Best Actress – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards.
The Wild Goose Lake: The film focuses on the corruption and inequity of life just beyond China’s towering megacities. Diao, best known for directing 2014’s Black Coal, Thin Ice is marvellously skilled at telling distinctly Chinese stories—of economic poverty and quiet lawlessness, heavy-handed police and amoral civilians just scraping by—in the language of noir.
The Personal History Of David Copperfield: the film follows a modern take on Charles Dickens’s classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles. A comedy drama film written and directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the 1850 Victorian era novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. It stars Dev Patel along with Hugh Laurie
and Tilda Swinton.
The True History of Kelly Gang: Based on Peter Carey’s novel, the film is a highly fictionalised account of the life of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel with George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult & Ben Corbett.
Mr. Jones: a gripping powerful drama & a biographical thriller film with James Norton is directed by Agnieszka Holland. The film loosely tells the story of Gareth Jones, a journalist from Wales, who in 1933 travels to the Soviet Union and uncovers the truth about the Holodomor, the manmade famine in Ukraine in which millions died.