Ram Gopal Verma’s next outing Ladki will be released in theatres on 16 July 2022, in all five Indian languages, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. It has been making the headline since its announcement.
The film is said to be one of a kind martial arts film, it features martial artist turned actress Pooja Bhalekar in the main lead. As per the director RGV, she is a taekwondo champion in real life, she is playing a role of a martial artist who is obsessed with Bruce Lee in the film.
Earlier it was to release on 27 Aug 2021 but the release date was pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic, later RGV announced the new release date of 10th Dec it was again postponed to a new date of July 15.
— Pooja Bhalekar (@PoojaBofficial) July 9, 2022
It is an Indo-Chinese Production film jointly made under the banner Artsee Media (India) and Big people (China), recently RGV announced that the film will be released on 40,000 screens across China. If true then it will be the highest ever release in China for an Indian film, the earlier highest Secret Superstar was released on 12000 screens in China followed by Dangal on 9000 screens and Baahubali 2 on 6000 screens.
Talking about the worldwide screen counts, as per RGV, it is increasing by the hour, as of now (July 11) but Ladki will be released on 47,530 screens worldwide. The maverick director himself informed the fans via Twitter.
LADKI screen count increasing by the hour .. 47,530 as of now ..Film releasing in 5 days on JULY 15 th pic.twitter.com/xyrREwropQ
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 10, 2022
LADKI featuring martial artiste @PoojaBofficial will be the 1st Indian film to have a humongous release in China ..it will be in a minimum of 40,000 screens and it could go up by many more by the release day on July 15 th pic.twitter.com/i4nGrrPqdq
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 6, 2022
Films like Superstar and Dangal had done wonders in China, it’ll be interesting to see how the Chinese theater goers respond to RGV’s Ladki. As per RGV, Ladki is his costliest film to date. Verma’s film is all set to give stiff competition to Ram Pothineni’s “The Warrior“, Rajkummar Rao’s “Hit: The First Case” and Tapsee Pannu’s “Shabaash Mithu” which are releasing a day before Ladki.
Box Office Collection
The buzz is not good surrounding RGV’s film, it seems in India, the film will be seen by RGV’s hardcore fans only. As per the estimation, it will collect in the range of Rs 15-20 Lakhs on Day 1. His previous release Dangerous met the same fate, it revolves around a lesbian couple. Also Read Dangerous Box Office Collection Day 1: Ram Gopal Verma’s Film Off To a Dismal Start!
Passed by “A” certificate
Ladki was passed by CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) with an “A” certificate on 22 Sept 2021. The film has a runtime of 133.25 minutes or 2hrs 13min 25secs. All set to hit the theatres on 15 July 2022.
#Xclusiv… 'LADKI' RUN TIME… #Ladki *#Hindi version* certified 'A' by #CBFC on 22 Sept 2021. Duration: 133.25 min:sec [2 hours, 13 minutes, 25 seconds]. #India
Theatrical release date: 15 July 2022. pic.twitter.com/HlXyNbnUjh
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 12, 2022
About the film
Along with Pooja, it stars Malhottra Shivam and Prateek Parmar, the shooting of the film took place in Mumbai, Goa and China. It is backed by Jing Liu, Naresh T & Sridhar, the technical includes, Kamal R handling the cinematography, Rammy is the editor, and the music given by Ravi Shankar.
LADKI coming into theatres in 1 week 💪 pic.twitter.com/KbtYKiFWrd
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 8, 2022