The 2017 comedy caper Golmaal Again will be the first Bollywood film to get a re-release in New Zealand, as the country opens up to normalcy after controlling the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

The film's director Rohit Shetty shared the news on his Instagram profile on Wednesday morning.

The film is brought to New Zealand by Forum Films.

"New Zealand decides to re-release Golmaal Again in theatres making it the First Hindi Film to get a relaunch post-Covid. New Zealand is now almost Covid free and is opening its theatres on from Thursday, June 25 with Golmaal Again. As it is rightly said - 'THE SHOW MUST GO ON...'," Shetty wrote.

The filmmaker also shared a poster for the re-release, which states "Let's do it again" -- signally reopening of cinema theatres, which were shut due to the pandemic.

Shetty came out with Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, starring Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor and Paresh Rawal, on July 14, 2006. It revolved around the lives of a group of friends and was full of comedy, action, drama and fun.

The universe of Golmaal expanded with Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3 and Golmaal Again (2017). Names like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Arora, Kunal Kemmu, Shreyas Talpade, Tabu and Parineeti Chopra have been associated with the franchise.

"Golmaal Again" features an ensemble cast including Ajay, Parineeti, Arshad, Tusshar, Shreyas, Kunal and Tabu. The film is positioned as a spoof of the classic ghost movie.

"We are excited to bring 'Golmaal Again', first Bollywood film to re-release is New Zealand as the theatres are now open and our country is relatively Covid free, and there is no transmission in the community," Pritesh Raniga from Forum Films NZ said.

The film is showing at three Event Cinemas' theatres in Auckland, namely, Manukau, St Lukes and West City. People can visit the Event Cinemas or Forum Films website for show timings.

"Since we are re-releasing the film, all tickets are priced at $12 only," Mr Raniga said.

Show Timings: https://forumfilms.co.nz/movie/golmaal-again/?fbclid=IwAR2ywt2d0lB3lfoffyLBwRb4ngJl9skNCNgTmMbz-KRPt-xdwf5spiAPyi0