NEW DELHI, Oct. 16 -- For India's movie theatres, reopening, though welcome, comes with its own set of challenges. Battling lack of new offerings, cinema owners, apart from those in West Bengal, which will see fresh releases in Bangla for Durga Puja, are hesitatingly making do with older hits like Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Thappad, Good Newwz, Housefull 4, Chhichhore, Dream Girl to restart business this weekend.

Just as Bollywood doesn't see value in releasing new films immediately, Hollywood too has pushed several titles out of the release calendar this year. It is considering only the second half of next year and beyond, to truly woo audiences back. Warner Bros, for instance, has moved superhero film The Batman from April 2021 to Ma...