Kaabil Release Date changed

The release of Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil has been preponed by a day. The film will have ‘preview shows’ 6PM onwards on 25th January 2017, a move that sends a clear message that the Roshans are confident of their film.

It’s a good decision because the following day is a holiday for Republic Day and multiplex business does tend to peak a day before a big holiday (in normal circumstances, night shows on Saturday have very high occupancy because Sunday is a holiday).

However, it’s a move that could backfire too. If the content of ‘Kaabil’ isn’t upto the mark, ‘Raees’ will have a big advantage on Friday.

Rakesh Roshan took to Twitter to release the Telugu poster of the film and also announced the new release date.

“Experience the warmth of a beautiful love story called #Kaabil on 25th Jan” he tweeted.

Will the makers of Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees also release their film on 25th January or will they stick to the Republic Day release?



  • Its a masterstoke if WOM is positive. I think Rakesh Roshan is very confident of Kaabil. Otherwise such steps with negative WOM means ( Same as Shivaay ) as Shivaay’s premier was done at 9 PM( 27th OCT ) nd negative WOM started to spred on early morning next day.
    Epic clash is on its way. Rakesh Roshan is very confident of Kaabil .

  • Good decision to have preview shows as it may clock up 5 crs+ collections on 25th Jan since the next day is HOLIDAY..!!! Master Stroke by Rakesh Roshan..!!! Kaabil is safe bet compared to Raees given their budget of both movies..!!!

    Now Haters, Will come here and bark. :-D

  • Hmmm interesting.
    A masterstroke indeed.
    But I don’t think this is gonna impact Raees (at least on Day 1) as on the first day, mostly the die hard fans flock around the theatres to watch their favourite star.
    So no matter how good is Kaabil or how bad will be Raees, that will make a little difference to the perception of these fans.
    Yes, if Kaabil turns out to be exceptionally good, then it will definitely inflict a dent to the collections of Raees, in the following weekend.

  • If WOM of Kaabil is negative it will affect in a big way on 26th Jan.
    They are condident. Thats why they have taken such a brave decision .

  • I can clearly see roshans feeling the heat… This will after the release of raees trailer. And eventually they will quit!! Raees Bhai will not change his release date as srk character is rigid n tough hence he wants to prove it!!!

  • Raekesh Roshan is a veteran for a reason. No need to worry HR fan . I can sense Kaabil is a good movie otherwise who will dare to clash with a biggie like Raees after Debacle of MohenjoDaro.
    Good Luck Team Kaabil
    Waiting for Songs ( 6 songs )
    Singers of Kaabil : Vishal Dadlani , Jubin Nautiyal, Arijith Singh , Palak Muchhal , Zubben Garg

  • Whatever it is, this clash should not take an ugly shape like ADHM vs Shivaay.
    I really wish both the movies work big time on B.O. but unfortunately that is not going to happen.
    A weekend as tiny as Republic Day can not accommodate two biggies, so one movie is bound to fail (and probably both – if content of either of these two fails to click).

  • I’m really excited for kaabil after hearing that KK & Jubin has song in album plus HIT MACHINE Vishal daldani
    Rajesh is great composer
    And Rajesh + KK = All Time Chartbuster [ KK = chartbuster ]

  • Trailer of Raees is going to be a crucial part of this clash.
    If Raees trailer is well accepted, then Roshans will definitely have a tough time ahead.
    However, if it fails to create much impact, then this clash will even out!!!!

  • Kaabil is releasing on25th January 2017 means All Time Blockbuster

    Even God can’t save SRK & RAEES from complete washout
    KAABIL All Time Blockbuster

  • Kaabil all d way
    Best of luck HR & music of kaabil
    From….Salman fan in Sri Lanka

    CLASSICO tomorrow best of luck Luis Suarez [ best striker in D world ] & FC Barcelona

  • ?????? ?? ??? ?? ????? ???????? technology ?? ?????? ?? ????.
    World War3 – RCE Calculator vs Roshan Calculator this January.


  • Dunt forget there is a T20 match between India nd England on 26th Jan. So Nights collection of first day will go downhill. By taking such decision they can recover night collection of Jan 26.
    Match Date : Jan 26 , Jan 29, Feb 1 ( 7 PM IST )

  • @Xzone
    Its not only about Trailer. Remember Trailer of Dilwale, Shivaay . Opening is decided by Trailer , marketing , Star power. At the end it comes down to content. Even weekend collections will go to better movie .

  • #Kaabil doesn’t look good honestly.
    They released trailer way 2 early , right now it doesn’t have any kind of buzz.
    Only some SRK haters r excited and still #Raees s not started their campaign .
    If I m in d red chillies team I will definitely release my film in a solo date.
    Ye dhakam dakhi , gali galoj se woh achha hai.
    Excell n flimkraft both r fighting for nothing. Mujhe ye makers ka policies kuch samajh nahi ata seriously.
    Waiting for #Raees

  • @Syed
    You know what is heat ?
    I will answer . It means postponing your movie after Teaser of Sultan is out for next 6 months nd begging in front of Roshan’s to avert clash.
    They are confident so they have taken such decision even after debacle of MD.

  • Masterstroke by senior Roshan.Hats off.They are truly confident about their product.Rees on backfoot with dis decision.asli ladai to suru hogi from 27th Jan.

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