'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' to have fewer screens than 'Furious 7'?

Apr 03, 2015, 14:20 IST | Gaurav Dubey

The Sushant Singh Rajput starrer 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' will supposedly open on half the number of screens acquired by 'Furious 7'

'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' starring Sushant Singh Rajput hits the theatres today, but will apparently fall way behind Hollywood action-thriller 'Furious 7' in terms of screens.

Also read: 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' - Movie Review

Sushant Singh Rajput’s look in  the film
Sushant Singh Rajput's look in the film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'

Says a source, "Yash Raj Films (YRF) has acquired a little over 1,000 screens, including some prime ones for the Sushant Singh Rajput film. On the other hand, 'Furious 7' is available both in 3D and I-Max versions. It is a hugely successful franchise with a big fan following across the world and has opened on around 2,200-2,500 screens across India."

Also read: 'Furious 7' - Movie Review

Furious 7
A still from 'Furious 7'

On the race for screens, the film's director Dibakar Banerjee says: "It's best to get in touch with the YRF distribution team for the most accurate figures."

A YRF spokesperson says, "We are looking at releasing (the film) in approximately 1,200 screens all (over) India."

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