There is a change in release date of this year’s another much awaited film. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will now release on 15 August as opposed to its earlier scheduled release, August 9 in India.
The release date change was announced by film critic and analyst Taran Adarsh on social media. Now that Saaho has been shifted to 30 August, a slot has fallen vacant for Tarantino’s ninth film.
Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#BreakingNews: With #Saaho shifting to 30 Aug 2019, #OnceUponATimeInHollywood – which was supposed to release on 9 Aug 2019 – will now release on 15 Aug 2019… Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt… Directed by Quentin Tarantino… Will release in #English version only.”
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, where the maverick director’s return with his ninth and final film received a six-minute standing ovation.The film premiered at the 25th anniversary of Pulp Fiction, that won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, and was a major critical and commercial success.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes a panoramic look at the Hollywood movie industry at the end of the 1960s, encompassing real life figures such as Sharon Tate and the Manson family. DiCaprio plays a washed-up TV star Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt his body double and majordomo, Cliff Booth. The two struggle to find a place for themselves as they attempt to navigate the final days of Hollywood’s golden age.
The mega budget expensive film is more of a character study than some of Tarantino’s recent works. It is, in some respects, a meditation on the ephemeral nature of talent and a cautionary tale for artists who find themselves out of step with the times.