IMAX to release ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ in India, select international markets

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MUMBAI: IMAX Corporation has said that Yash Raj Films’ much-anticipated epic ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres in India and select international markets beginning this November.

YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan is the most highly-anticipated Bollywood spectacle releasing this Diwali. Starring two of the biggest superstars of Bollywood, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, Thugs of Hindostan is the largest festive release for audiences. It also stars one of Bollywood’s most famous actresses Katrina Kaif and acclaimed actor Fatima Sana Shaikh (of Dangal fame) starring in the mega action entertainer. The film will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya.

“Following the success of Dhoom 3, Thugs of Hindostan continues IMAX’s great partnership with Yash Raj Films and rejoins us with one of the biggest actors in the world, Aamir Khan, to bring audiences this epic movie event in the most vivid, immersive experience,” said IMAX Entertainment CEO and IMAX Corp Senior Executive Vice President Greg Foster.

“We are committed to not only bringing the best Indian blockbusters to our quickly expanding network in India, which has nearly doubled in the last year but also expanding its reach so that IMAX audiences across the globe can enjoy this exciting, action-adventure film in the most cinematic way.”

“YRF is thrilled to be partnering with IMAX once again on Thugs of Hindostan. At YRF, our endeavor is to give our worldwide audiences a larger than life cinematic experience which we aim to enhance with IMAX. The film will see the widest ever IMAX screen release for an Indian Movie,” said Yash Raj Films VP Akshaye Widhani.

The IMAX release of Thugs of Hindostan will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.


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