Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming period drama ‘Rangoon’s release date has been announced. The film starring Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut, will release on February 24, 2017.
‘Rangoon’ is set in the era of the 1940’s amidst the turmoil of India’s war for independence and witnesses some epic battle scenes and historic references. The film was wrapped a few weeks back and the makers are reportedly happy with the results. Sajid Nadiadwala has planned to rope the best VFX technicians from around the world to make this film a benchmark for historical dramas.
Announcing the release date, Vishal said, “I am very happy with what we have achieved during the shooting of Rangoon. This film is closest to my heart and I want to make sure this is seen as my best work ever. When we suggested Feb 24th as the release date – Kangana was very excited as she is sentimentally attached to February given the exceptional response to Tanu weds Manu which had released in the same period and was also produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Given that it’s Shahid’s birthday on 25th February, there is no better way to celebrate.”
“For Saif and me, Rangoon has been even more special since it’s been ten years since Omkara and an interesting experience working together again after a full decade,” he further added.
Produced by Grandson Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, ‘Rangoon’ promises the mastery of never seen before and compelling storytelling. It is expected to define the ‘epic love story’ genre.