December 07 : Helmed by Sooraj Barjatya, the adventure drama Uunchai, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Parineeti Chopra, Neena Gupta, and Sarika, will not release digitally anytime soon, confirms the makers.
The official handle of Rajshri Films dropped a press note on social media; the caption read, “A heartfelt request from the cast and crew of #Uunchai”
The note reads, “We, the cast and crew of Rajshri’s Uunchai, would want to thank each and every one of you for the overwhelming love showered upon our film. A special shoutout to every member of the audience who went to the theatre with family and loved ones and contributed to making Uunchai an exclusive BIG screen experience”
“As Uunchai, continues to run in theatres in its 4th week, we as a unit stand proud and humbled. It is the desire of our hearts to see Uuchai, have a strong and long run at the theaters, and therefore, Uunchai will not be an online release very soon”
“We gave Uunchai 7 years of passion, hard work, and above all, love! From its conception to its release, every day, we have kept you, our audience in mind and have crafted an experience that we would want you to cherish and remember! The experience of watching a film on the big screen is simply magical! Watching a pirated version of the film on your electronic devices or delaying your watch, waiting for the film to release online, would mean robbing yourself of this magical experience”
“So, step out today, go to a theatre near you. Take family and friends along. Relive the experience of buying tickets. Celebrate Uunchai, celebrate films and theaters again with movie lovers known and unknown! Full-up theaters with your love for films! As makers, your entertainment is our only motivation. See you at the theaters,” read the full note.
Uunchai was theatrically released on 11 November 2022 with positive reviews for its cast performances, direction, screenplay, and cinematography but criticism for its excessive length.
Three aged friends- Amit, Om and Javed take a trek to the Everest Base Camp, to fulfil their fourth friend Bhupen's last wish. They’re joined by Mala along the way, who happens to be the long-lost love of Bhupen and regrets having not fought for their love. A simple trek turns out to be a personal, emotional, and spiritual journey as they battle their physical limitations and discover the true meaning of freedom.