BIG Pictures to release Ghajini overseas in 300 cinemas


Mumbai: Reliance Big Pictures, the overseas distributors of Ghajini, will release the film in 300 cinemas on 25 December.

The film will release in 22 countries simultaneously. The key markets are the UAE with 36 prints, the US and Canada with 112 prints and the UK with 65 prints. The film will also open simultaneously in Norway, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

"There has been a very high response from exhibitors to Ghajini, with keen anticipation from the media and public alike. Aamir Khan has been off the screen for almost a year and his fan base cannot wait, having already pushed the soundtrack up on the charts," Said BIG Pictures COO international distribution Jawahar Sharma.

Ghajini is written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss. The original Tamil language film was a box office and critical success, garnering the Best Actress Award for Asin Thottumkal at the South India Filmfare Awards, who also stars in the Hindi remake.

"Ghajini is by far the most awaited film of 2008. With the storyline revolving around short term memory loss, with all the excitement and intrigue imaginable, we are hopeful of meeting the audiences’ expectation this holiday season. We are confident of the team at BIG Pictures and have completely backed their vision for promoting the film overseas," said producers Madhu Mantena and Tagore Madhu.