A film release either on the big screen or on OTT is a cause of celebration and fanfare usually. But today with India reeling under a Covid 19 apocalypse, it is graceful of film producers to release their films without the added drama and promotional fanfare.
The film has released in select Dubai theatres namely Novo Cinemas Dubai Festival City and Ibn Batuta and VOX Cinemas at Burjuman and Cineplex Grand Hyatt.
Mumbai Saga is an action drama film directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by T-Series. It features an ensemble cast of John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Suniel Shetty, Kajal Aggarwal, Rohit Roy, Anjana Sukhani, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prateik Babbar, Samir Soni, Amole Gupte and Gulshan Grover. Set in the 80s and 90s, Mumbai Saga shows changing phases of Mumbai by closing mills to make malls and high rise buildings.
The film was released theatrically on 19 March 2021 but was affected by the resurgence in COVID-19 pandemic cases which had led to a night curfew and lockdown imposition in Maharashtra
When asked about working with his actors John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi, this is what the director said, “It is like a walk in the park. They are both wonderful guys; they are men, they are not boys. I have a very lovely equation with them; they understand me and I understand them. The fantastic thing about both these actors is that once they have committed to a film, they never question it. These two actors, once committed, blindly follow the director, hence the responsibility of the director also becomes much greater”.
This is what Sanjay Gupta stated in his tweet.
Under normal circumstances today would’ve been a day of celebrations for team Mumbai Saga as it streams on Amazon Prime Video.
But with all that’s happening in the country we just can’t.
But in these tough times I hope & pray that it provides some relief & temporary diversion. pic.twitter.com/HqWf7AFI7Q
— Sanjay Gupta (@_SanjayGupta) April 27, 2021