Saif Ali Khan-fronted epic action drama "Laal Kaptaan" will hit the theatres on October 11.

The film, directed by Navdeep Singh of "NH10" fame, was earlier scheduled to release on September 6. In the film, Saif, who turned 49 on Friday, is portraying a naga sadhu out on a journey ridden with drama, revenge and deceit.

"Saif's prowess as an actor underlines the themes of vengeance and deceit in the film. It is absolutely fitting to announce the release date to the viewers on his birthday," Sunil Lulla, Managing Director at EROS International Media Ltd, said in a statement.

Filmmaker Aanand L Rai, who has produced the movie through his banner Colour Yellow Productions, said, "We as a team are happy to announce the release date of Laal Kaptaan on Saif's birthday. The film is based on the subject which has never been attempted before and has its own style of narrative.

Indian trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh shared the clip on his Twitter handle, writing, "Saif Ali Khan. First glimpse of Laal Kaptaan. Directed by Navdeep Singh. Eros International and Colour Yellow Productions presentation 11 Oct 2019 release."

The first look poster of the film was shared on May 20. The official handle of Eros Now shared the poster and wrote, "Raakh se janmaa...Raakh ho jaane ko. Laal Kaptaan Hunt Begins 6 September."
The poster, which revealed just a tiny bit of Saif's character, will surely blow your mind away.



Saif dons kohl-rimmed eyes, a long tilak on the forehead, and a huge bun of dread-locked hair with ash smeared on his face - just like the Naga Sadhus do. The tilak on the character's forehead extends into a trail of blood ending at a man's body, dragged and lying prostrate.

The film, directed by Navdeep Singh, is produced by Aanand L Rai and Eros International.

It will hit the big screens on Dussehra, October 11. Earlier, the movie was scheduled to release on September 6.

Apart from this movie, Saif can be currently seen in the second season of Netflix's 'Sacred Games'. It also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi. 


Saif will also star in 'Taanaji: The Unsung Hero', with Ajay Devgn and in Dil Bechara, which also stars Sushant Singh Rajput. The film is the Hindi adaptation of 'The Fault In Our Stars', which is based on John Green's famous novel of the same name.

Meanwhile, Saif is currently in the UK shooting for his upcoming film 'Jawaani Jaaneman'. The movie will mark Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia Furniturewalla's Bollywood debut.


(Inputs from PTI)