PeepingMoon, exclusively on March 06, had informed its readers that Farhan Akhtar's Toofaan is heading for a digital release. The film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the sports film also stars Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak and Hussain Dalal. Today, the makers of Toofaan shared a new poster featuring Farhan as a boxer and announced the release date.
Toofaan will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 21. Farhan, on Instagram, wrote, "Toofaan Uthega! Catch the teaser on 12th March at @primevideoin World premiere - May 21." Toofaan is produced by the actor along with Ritesh Sidhwani under their banner Excel Entertainment.
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video said, “Excel Entertainment has been an integral part of our India journey and we treasure a long-standing relationship with them. Toofaan marks another exciting chapter for us together. Toofaan is one more step in our continuous commitment to bringing quality entertainment to our customers and another excellent addition to our direct-to-service film selection. The film is an engaging and inspiring tale of the power of perseverance and following ones’ passions against all odds. With Rakeysh’s flair for narrating stories with a unique appeal and Farhan’s ability to make every character he plays appear relatable and endearing, we’re sure Toofaan has all the makings of the perfect summer blockbuster and will be loved by our consumers across the globe. A story that’s as intriguing as ever, we’re looking forward to bringing this sports drama to Prime members this May.”
Sharing the excitement for the same, Ritesh added, “At Excel Entertainment, we always try to tell stories that touch the heart and soul of the audience. We consistently strive to develop new concepts which can entertain and enlighten the viewers. With Toofaan, we are presenting an inspirational sports drama that presents the story of a goon from the streets of Dongri set against the backdrop of boxing, his fall and triumphant comeback against all odds in life. Excel Entertainment in association with ROMP Pictures is very thrilled to announce this special film. Our long-standing partnership with Amazon Prime Video has been brilliant and Toofaan is yet another exciting chapter and association for us at a global level.”
On once again collaborating with Farhan after the success of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which released 7 years ago, Rakeysh shared, “After working with Farhan in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, I was certain he would be the perfect protagonist for Toofaan. The best thing about him is that he does not act the part, but lives it completely. Toofaan is a story that will motivate and inspire all of us to get out of our comfort zones and fight towards achieving our dreams. We cannot wait to present our film to viewers across the globe! ”