Movie Name: Toofaan
Directed by: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Produced by: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, P.S. Bharathi, Rajiv Tandon
Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, Vijay Raaz, Mohan Agashe, Hussain Dalal, Darshan Kumar
Genre: Sport, Drama, Romance
Release Date: 21 May, 2021
Running Time: –
Original Network: Amazon
Farhan Akhtar plays a boxer in this fictional drama.
Toofaan is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language sports drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Farhan Akhtar as a national level boxer, alongside Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in supporting roles. Filming commenced in Dongri on 26 August 2019 and was completed in March 2020. The film will stream on 21 May 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.
Earlier the movie’s cinema opening date was announced to be 2 October 2020, coinciding with Gandhi Jayanti. After getting advanced to 18 September 2020, the release was indefinitely delayed due to Chinese Virus COVID-19 pandemic in India. The film will stream on 21 May 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.
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Farhan Akhtar’s pugilist drama Tofaan to release on OTT on May 21, confirms director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
The hope that the big filmmakers with big-screen films won’t go the OTT way seems like a distant dream now. More and more of the biggies are going straight to the digital platform. Now it’s Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s lavish sports drama Toofan featuring Farhan Akhtar as a boxer fighting his way to glory that has gone to the streaming platform.
For weeks now, there was speculation that Mehra’s sports drama, his second with Farhan after Bhaag Milka Bhaag, was going the digital way. Now confirming this, Rakeysh tells me the film will premiere on May 21 on Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon it seems is currently shifting its focus away from its line-up of web serials after the Tandav controversy. Sources tell me Amazon is in negotiations to buy several big-budgeted film including Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti 2.