That's why Salman Khan's Tiger 3 releases on Sunday and not on a Friday | Bollywood

We always knew that Tiger 3, the latest installment of Aditya Chopra's YRF Spy Universe starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, would always release on Diwali 2023. However, when Yash Raj Films released the trailer on Monday, it also revealed the exact release date of the film: November 12. It's Diwali, that makes sense. But strangely enough, it is also a Sunday. (Also Read: Tiger 3 trailer: Salman Khan has to choose between country and family, Katrina Kaif struggles with the towel. Watch)

Why on a Sunday?

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi in the poster of Tiger 3

Ideally, Tiger 3 would have released on a Friday or even a Wednesday in the case of Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan, its predecessor in the YRF Spy Universe. Sidharth Anand's blockbuster released on Wednesday, January 25, a day before the Republic National Day. This gave the film a great start at the domestic box office.

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But Tiger 3 will not release on Friday, November 10, on the occasion of Dhanteras. It's not a holiday for everyone, but the decision to push the release date back two days later to Sunday, November 12th is pretty strange.

A press release available to the production house said, “The complex release window this Diwali has prompted YRF to develop a strategic and unique release plan.” 2023 is the year of 'Adhik Maas', which has led to complications regarding the festival dates. This year, Monday 13th November is New Moon/Amavasya and Govardhan Pooja/Gujarati New Year falls on 14th November. Bhai Dooj will release on November 15, giving the film a longer run during this important festive season, which will help collections throughout the week.”

Clear two-day window for The Marvels

However, YRF's unique release strategy has allowed Nia DaCosta's Brie Larson-starring superhero film The Marvels to enjoy a two-day window without much Bollywood competition. The film is scheduled to be released in Indian cinemas on Friday, November 10th.

Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Tiger 3 is the third installment in the Tiger series. It also stars Emraan Hashmi, Revathy and Kumud Mishra, and Shah Rukh will make a cameo appearance as Pathaan.

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