The most awaited Pakistani film and Shoaib Mansoor’s latest venture BOL has most probably been delayed again.
The last time we came to know about its release date was via renown Film trade observer Taran Adarsh, as he revealed the news first: BOl will be released by EROS in India on 20th May. Now just today, he tweeted:
There’s talk that Eros is also planning to shift ‘Bol’ to another date, which, initially, was confirmed for 20 May.
Upon inquiring with our Pakistani sources, Now we are being told that most probably it won’t get released on the said date 20th May 2011.
Now keeping that date in mind, it is also interesting to note that there are only a couple of weeks left and we are not seeing any promotional campaign started by the related companies, both in India and Pakistan. GEO Films, which is responsible to release the movie in Pakistan, although showed the promo on AAG TV and GEO Super sometime ago. But now those promos have also been disappeared from TV channels, which forces us to believe that the movie is not gonna release on the scheduled date i.e 20th May 2011
As we earlier reported that Coke Studio is also ahead the release of BOL, so it might also distract the attention of the Pakistani audience as Coke Studio is a household name in Pakistan and actually comes to your own home that too for almost FREE. Whereas for a new movie you have to go Cinema and buy the tickets accordingly. Chances are less that they re-scheduled the movie only because of Coke Studio, but this can be ONE possible reason.
Similar condition is in India where multiple movies are scheduled to release for Friday, 20th May 2011. These movies are listed as:
- A Strange Love Story
- Bhindi Baazaar Inc
- Ishk Unplugged
- Pyar Ka Punchnama
Now as we are hearing BOL’s release date will be re-scheduled, which is very much expected, the fans who were waiting for it since a long time will again be disappointed very much. We still hope they release the movie on time or at least release it not later than a month.