YRF’S Anticipated THUGS OF HINDOSTAN Starring Aamir Khan To Be Released In IMAX® In India + Select International Markets
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced 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 Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “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 Akshaye Widhani, Vice President – Yash Raj Films.
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 customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of March 31, 2018, there were 1,382 IMAX theater systems (1,286 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 84 institutional) operating in 77 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at IMAX. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.