Upcoming Bollywood Films likely to have an OTT platform release

Miss going out for the movie dates. The fresh aroma of buttery popcorn; chilled fountain Pepsi; reclining sofas; wide screen; ecstatic sound… - Oh, I so want those back!!

How we are longing every day for this pandemic to get an ease and the theatres to mark their comeback again. The lockdown indeed has led to the shutting down of all the public places, which includes the theatres too.
But wait! The entertainment doesn’t have to wait for the outside world to reopen.

Yes my friends, here is a list of 7 upcoming Bollywood films that are likely to make a release on the OTT (over the top) platforms like, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video & Disney+ Hot star instead of hitting the theatre.

Now, you can watch your favourite heroes and heroines in your own TV/mobile/laptop/PC/tab screens, cozily leaning against your sofa, grabbing your favourite snacks, that too FREE, and in the comfort of your very own space.

So, it’s the end of wait for all you movie buffs! Garb your notebook and mark the dates!

1) Laxmmi Bomb
Starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in lead roles, Laxmmi Bomb is a remake of the Tamil film Muni 2: Kanchana. The film is a horror-comedy where Akshay plays a man possessed by the ghost of a transgender person. The first look grabbed a lot of eyeballs, where Akshay is seen draped in a saree, dressing up as a woman. Led by Akshay, this might become one of the best Bollywood films to watch this year.

The film is set for a digital release on Disney+ Hotstar.
2) Ludo
Anurag Basu is known for his unconventional take on mainstream cinema. Ludo is the next venture of the director after his last outing, Jagga Jasoos. The multi-starer includes Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Pankaj Tripathi in pivotal roles. Ludo, an ensemble drama, tells the story of four couples in a city, each tackling complex issues.

Slated for an early release this year, it will soon be available on Netflix.
3) Gunjan Saxena

The movie stars Janhvi Kapoor in the lead, with Angad Bedi and Pankaj Tripathi in pivotal roles. It is based on the life of flight lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, popularly known as ’the Kargil Girl’. She was the first Indian Air Force woman officer who went to war and played an important role in rescuing injured soldiers during the Kargil War in 1999. She made history during the war and, so, was awarded the gallantry Shaurya Vir Award for her bravery. Dharma Productions & Zee Studios are the joint producers of the film.

This biopic is one of the most awaited Bollywood films of the year and will now witness a digital release on Netflix.
4) Indoo ki Jawaani

This Kiara Advani-starrer “Indoo Ki Jawaani” is going for a digital debut release.

It also stars Aditya Seal (SOTY2 fame) and comedian Mallika Dua, the true funny bones! Playing the gentle Preeti in the blockbuster Kabir Singh, and the feisty Nanki in the critically acclaimed Guilty, Kiara is on a roll for sure. In this coming-of-age comedy film, Indoo Ki Jawaani, Kiara plays the role of a feisty girl from Ghaziabad. On the other hand, the movie will mark the directorial debut of Bengali filmmaker Abir Sengupta in Bollywood.
5) Mimi

After scoring heart-winning performances in Luka Chuppi and Arjun Patiala, Kriti Sanon is all set to play a surrogate mother in her upcoming film Mimi. Produced by Dinesh Vijan, however, the movie is a remake of the Marathi movie Mala Aai Vhhaychy, a National Award-winning film. The film deals with the subject of rising surrogacy practices in India. Luka Chuppi filmmaker Laxman Utekarthe has directed it which also stars Pankaj Tripathi.

The film will be making a digital release on Disney+ Hotstar.
6) Shakuntala Devi

Another Bollywood film joining the list of biopics this season is Shakuntala Devi, with Vidya Balan as the protagonist. This biographical drama revolves around the journey of the real-life genius Shakuntala Devi, popularly known as the ‘human computer’. She was also a great mathematician, writer, and astrologer. Alongside the incredible Vidya Balan, Sanya Malhotra, Jisshu U Sengupta, and Amit Sadh will also be playing important roles.

Earlier slated to hit the silver screens, the makers had to postpone it due to the pandemic. As a result, the film is now set for a digital release on Amazon Prime Video soon.

Book your favourite couch in the home and get ready for the premieres!

-Arthita Ray

An undergrad student of Amity University Kolkata. An avid orator, anchor, creative writer, singer, debater and a movie and sports buff. Based in Kolkata. Have work experience with The Telegraph, Friends FM and GreyMatters Communications.

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