Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan-Bipasha Basu starrer `Dum Maro Dum` will hit the screens on April 22 next year instead of February which was scheduled earlier.
Sources said fresh release date is an Easter weekend while February was an examination time for youngsters.
Earlier, Fox Star Studios and Ramesh Sippy had announced that the film would release in the first week of February to coincide with Abhishek`s birthday on February 5.
After their successful collaboration in `Bluffmaster`, this film marks the coming together of director Rohan Sippy and Abhishek Bachchan, who essays the role of a fearless cop in the film.
"The film has shaped up very well and the audiences should get ready to enjoy a gripping, moving film with great visual appeal. The colors, feel and sounds of Goa are further complemented by music composed by Pritam and lyrics by Jaideep Sahni," producer Ramesh Sippy said.
"We are in the midst of researching the film amongst various target groups and are excited with the response that we are getting. It has a great script, it`s vibrant and contemporary, and we expect the film to appeal to the multiplex and single screen audiences. Since Easter is a big holiday weekend, it will provide a great release window in India and across International markets," says Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios.
The movie is an exciting stylish thriller drama which races through the by lanes, beach shacks and raves of India`s largest tourist destination Goa, director Rohan Sippy said.
He said the film promises to take the audience on a trip that will have them on the edge of their seat.
"Populated with unforgettable characters, punctuated with a soundtrack that moves from haunting Konkani songs to pulsating dance music, the film is shot right in the midst of the international tourist hotspot," he added.
`Dum Maaro Dum` stars Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Pratik Babbar and Aditya Pancholi in the lead roles.
Rohan Sippy has previously directed `Kuch Naa Kaho` and `Bluffmaster`.
`Dum Maaro Dum` is written by Shridhar Raghavan and co-produced by Ramesh Sippy Entertainment and Fox Star Studios.