NEW DELHI, Oct. 13 -- Bollywood will test the enduring model of patriotic and nationalist cinema to win audience love as it welcomes viewers to theatres after months of shutdown, a period that also saw it battle multiple allegations of drug abuse and toxicity.

Filmmakers Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Rajkumar Hirani, Rohit Shetty, among others, have announced a spate of projects "to celebrate 75 years of India's Independence" this Gandhi Jayanti, with Johar also tweeting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about it.

Bhushan Kumar's T-Series brings out the second instalment of Satyameva Jayate, the first poster of which last month saw lead actor John Abraham baring his chest to reveal the tricolour. After delivering a blockbuster in war drama Ur...