Tigmanshu Dhulia is known to make critically acclaimed movies that are generally set in the heartland. They may not be money spinners but the critics have noticed and praised his unique style of filmmaking. Some of his projects till date include Paan Singh Tomar, Bullett Raja, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, and Raag Desh.
The director’s most ambitious film though is Milan Talkies. It has been in the making since the past eight years as the cast was changed several times. Imran Khan and Priyanka Chopra were initially supposed to star in it but once the former opted out of the film, the latter followed suit. After that, almost every big star including Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor were approached with the movie. When all of them refused to sign the dotted line, Dhulia went ahead and brought Ali Fazal and Shraddha Srinath on board. Besides these two, the movie also stars Reecha Sinha, Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Mishra, Sikander Kher and Pankaj Tripathi. The shooting has wrapped up and the release date was announced today.
Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Milan Talkies is all set to hit theaters on January 18, 2019. This is just a week before the Republic Day weekend during which Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 and Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi will release. So picking this date is a risk as theatres will have to allot the majority of the shows to the bigger films. While there’s a long time for this upcoming film to come out, fans of Tigmanshu Dhulia can watch Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 on the big screen from July 27.