The official release date of Padmavat is out and it is 25 January. There were already 2 big films by the name of Padman and Aiyaary hence Aiyaary has moved it’s release date to 9 February giving a clear cut 2 week window to Padmavat and Padman. Padmavat might just be the most awaited film of all time now because of it’s extraordinary trailer and also for the controversy. Akshay Kumar said in an event that come what may Padman will not shift it’s release date. Now, Akshay Kumar is a big star but the hype around Padmavat is unprecedented and it will be difficult for any film to stand tall against it.
Aiyaary is directed by Neeraj Pandey who is one of the most celebrated director of all time and has garnered 100+ plus crore collections in his directorial ventures. Since Padmavat is a mega budget release, it will require as many screen counts as possible hence even if makers wanted to keep Aiyaary on the same day they would not get as many screens to recover their budget. Aiyaary is not exactly backed by much star power as Siddharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee are not saleable names.
A film like Aiyaary could only be a semi-sleeper hit and with the release of 2 other films with one of them being massive there is no way Aiyaary would have gotten the audience around it’s cinema screens. Even if Padman and Padmavat are terrible films it would be sometime till people actually realise that because both of the films are carrying heavy audience base even before the release. Aiyaary will now supposedly clash with Anushka Sharma’s Pari and Luv Ranjan’s Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety and chances are that Pari’s collection will go down the drain. Aiyaary will be the biggest release amongst them and than Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety has Pyaar ka Punchnama team behind it.