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Manoj Bajpayee's 'Bandaa' Breaks Ground with Theatrical Release After Successful OTT Run

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In an unprecedented move, the highly acclaimed film ‘Bandaa,’ starring the talented Manoj Bajpayee, has made its way to select theaters in India following its successful release on OTT platforms. This marks a significant moment in the industry as it is the first time a Hindi film has transitioned from OTT to theatrical release.

 

Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Bandaa’ Releases In Theaters

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ZEE5

After garnering rave reviews upon its exclusive release on ZEE5 on May 23, ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai‘ has captured the hearts of audiences and critics alike. The overwhelming praise for the film has inspired its makers to bring it to the big screen. The decision to release the movie in theaters is a testament to its exceptional quality and the remarkable performances of the entire cast.

 

Limited Theatrical Release

While the anticipation for ‘Bandaa’ is palpable, it is essential to note that the film has opened in select theaters across four circuits in India. Six locations in Mumbai, nine in Delhi-UP, four in Bihar, and one in Rajasthan have been chosen to showcase this powerful drama. Notably, national chains such as PVR and Cinepolis are not screening the film at this time. The film opened well at the box office due to its positive word of mouth and will earn a decent amount owing to its limited release and with the movie already present at OTT.

 

A Symbolic Release With A Wider Reach

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai ZEE5
ZEE5

By opting for a theatrical release, the director, Apoorv Singh Karki. And the producers hope to extend the film’s reach beyond the OTT audience. It is a strategic move to bring this amazing story to Tier 2 cities and some screens in metro circuits. Thereby enabling more viewers to experience the film’s impact.

 

Unveiling A Remarkable True Story

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ZEE5

With Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role, ‘Bandaa’ presents a gripping narrative inspired by a true story. The film portrays the unwavering determination of an ordinary lawyer who fights for justice—loosely based on the real-life advocate Poonam Chand Solanki. Also known for his battle against godman Asaram Bapu in a 2013 rape case, the movie sheds light on the challenges faced by those who seek truth and justice.

 

Record-Breaking Success

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ZEE5

The decision to release ‘Bandaa’ in theaters stems from the overwhelming critical acclaim the film has garnered in just over a week since its OTT release. Manoj Bajpayee’s stellar performance and Apoorv Singh Karki’s skillful direction. Has captivated audiences and cemented the film’s position as a groundbreaking piece of cinema. Furthermore, the film achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the most-watched digital original across languages on ZEE5 this year, setting a new record on its opening day.

In a groundbreaking moment for the Indian film industry. ‘Bandaa’ breaks the mold by transitioning from a successful OTT release to a limited theatrical run. This symbolic release not only recognizes the film’s excellence. It also allows viewers to witness its brilliance on the big screen, with its compelling story, exceptional performances, and positive reception. ‘Bandaa’ is poised to leave an indelible mark on Indian cinema.

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