Vijay Deverakonda starrer Liger to release in August, Pippa to hit theatres in December 2022

    Vijay Deverakonda starrer Liger to release in August, Pippa to hit theatres in December 2022

    Vijay Deverakonda starrer Liger and Ishaan Khattar's Pippa gets release date for next year. While the former will release in August, the latter will release in December.

    Vijay Deverakonda starrer Liger to release in August, Pippa to hit theatres in December 2022

    South star Vijay Deverakonda 's pan-India movie "Liger" will release theatrically on August 25, 2022, filmmaker Karan Johar announced on Thursday. The upcoming sports drama is directed by Puri Jagannath of "Pokkiri" fame. He is also producing the movie along with Johar's Dharma Productions . 

    Johar took to Twitter to share the release date of the film, which will also feature actor Ananya Pandey and boxing legend Mike Tyson . "The Action, the Thrill, & The Madness - it's going to be a total knockout! #Liger arrives in theatres worldwide on 25th August, 2022," the filmmaker wrote. Johar also said the team will present the "first glimpse" of the movie on December 31.

    In the film, Deverakonda stars as a boxer and though the makers haven't shared details about Tyson's role, the two will reportedly have a face-off in the ring. "Liger" will be released theatrically in five languages -- Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.

    Ishaan Khatter -starrer " Pippa " will make its debut in theatres on December 9, 2022, the makers announced on Thursday. Backed by producers Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, the film is directed by Raja Krishna Menon of "Airlift" fame. "Pippa" is billed as a heroic tank battle film that underscores the bravery of Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta (Khatter), a veteran of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron, who, along with his siblings, fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

    As the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war on Thursday, Screwvala's RSVP and Kapur's Roy Kapur Films shared the release date of upcoming film on social media. "On the 50th anniversary of #VijayDiwas, we salute the bravery of the Indian soldiers who fought to liberate Bangladesh #1971 #PIPPA releasing in cinemas on 9th Dec 2022," a tweet by RSVP read. The same tweet was shared by Roy Kapur Films on their official Twitter handle.

    The film is based on Brigadier Mehta's book "The Burning Chaffees". Its title is taken from the Russian amphibious war tank called the PT-76, popularly known as "Pippa". The movie also features actors Mrunal Thakur , Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan.