By Lipi Mehta:
When the world will be watching ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on December 18, touted as ‘the’ movie event of the year, most in India will have little choice but to watch ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, two of Bollywood’s biggest films of 2015 starring SRK + Kajol and Ranveer Singh + Priyanka Chopra + Deepika Padukone in lead roles respectively. This is because the release of the latest instalment in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise has been delayed in India by a week so as to not clash with these two films, much to the dismay of many in the country. Moolah matters you know, and that’s something even the force can’t reckon with.
A delay by a week in ‘movie time’ is a big deal for many fans who can’t wrap their heads around how to stay away from social media, spoilers and reviews. Twitter users for one, have not kept silent about the grief they are experiencing. And this is how their grief is bubbling over!
— amrita tripathi (@amritat) December 16, 2015
— Sanjana Pareek (@sanju_devil) December 15, 2015
10 days to go for star wars in India. That means I’ll have to stay away from social media. FOR 10 FUCKING DAYS. Thanks dilwale & bajirao!
— PAT (@Prathamparmar) December 15, 2015
World : Star Wars in two days! India: Dilwale Blast in two days!! pic.twitter.com/FL9ZU5Rrk4
— Soutrik (@SoutrikDebnath) December 16, 2015
Clicked on the #StarWars trailer in youtube…got the Dilwale trailer first as an ad. Think am gonna live in nerd rage till 25th 🙁
— Aishwarya S (@Hyper_aice) December 16, 2015
When you wanna watch Star Wars but Dilwale and Bajiro Mastani also comes on same day pic.twitter.com/5iDwVaPI7G
— Vαт⚡αℓ (@VAT5A7) December 9, 2015
— Film Companion (@FilmCompanion) December 17, 2015
When you realize Star Wars is releasing a week late in India because of Dilwale & Baajirao Mastani pic.twitter.com/aRmjc2RXQH
— Schpace Monkeys (@SpaceMonkeysFPL) December 6, 2015
— Abbas Momin (@AbbasMomin) December 13, 2015
So Star Wars: The Force Awakens release date got delayed by a week because of Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani. Happens only in India.
— Siddhartha. (@TheSpiderMatic) December 17, 2015
Friend: “I think I’ll watch Bajirao this weekend.” Me: “You choose THAT over Star Wars?!” Friend: “Heyy don’t judge me!” *hangs up*
— Niranjana Sreekumar (@Niranjana206) December 16, 2015
RT if you don’t care about Dilwale or Bajirao Mastani, and are really just bummed that Star Wars is releasing here a week late.
— Suprateek Chatterjee (@SupraMario) December 14, 2015
Star Wars postponed cuz of Dilwale. *chants “Stay with the light” rapidly* *gets consumed. Eyes turn red* Imperial march stars playing.
— Niks (@Freakoh) December 9, 2015
This is a battle even Darth Vader wouldn’t wanna fight!