Lockdown 5.0 is still underway, and movie theatres have been ordered to remain shut since a week before India imposed a complete nationwide Lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. The film fraternity is going through rough times, some of the movie releases have been pushed back, and shooting of new projects have been cancelled. Well, there is no sad news for Bollywood movie buffs, endless entertainment is coming their way. Instead of rushing to the cinema halls, they can watch movies in the comfort and safety of their home. 2020 is all about experiencing new things which never happened in history, now Bollywood movies are set to make their digital premiere, skipping the beat of theatrical release. Filmmakers are turning towards OTT platforms and are all ready to release their films directly on digital platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5 and Disney + Hotstar.
No one knows when everything will go back to normal, so there is no surety of release of films in theatres despite Lockdown getting lifted. So, it’s high time to take subscription of popular OTT platforms or share the accounts with your friends. With the trend started by Angrezi Medium skipping the theatrical release, it is the first movie to get released on Digital+ Hotstar, and now every filmmaker is following the footprints to release movies that were in the pipeline on OTT platforms. Now, Gulabo Siatbo is all ready to release next on Amazon Prime Video. Crowd-puller and big-budget films like Sooryavanshi and 83’ that was supposed to release on March 24 and April 10 have been postponed to an indefinite release date.Here’s a look at the curated list of films that are likely to release on streaming OTT platforms. So, gear up to enjoy the digital release of your favorite actors and directors movie.
Laxmmi Bomb (Disney+ Hotstar)
There are probable chances of releasing of Laxmmi Bomb directly on Disney+ Hotstar. Starring the powerhouse performer Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, Sobhita Dhulipala, Tusshar Kapoor, and cast. The genre of the film is a horror-comedy directed by Raghava Lawrence. Firstly, the film was supposed to hit the theatres on May 22, but now it’s likely to release in June. Laxmmi Bomb is the remake of the Tamil Film Muni 2: Kanchana. This movie sounds promising; the plot of the story revolves around a man possessed by the spirit of a transgender person.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil War (Netflix)
Fans loved Gunjan Saxena movie poster; now we can assume how great it will do at the box office. Janhvi Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Pankaj Tripathi’s starer much-awaited biopic is hitting the headlines, there are rumors it might release on Netflix soon, but nothing is officially confirmed yet. The film is based on the first female Indian pilot to fly during the Kargil War. Jahnvi Kapoor plays the role of Indian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena.
Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai (Netflix)
Anurag Kashyap’s Choked has released on renowned platform Netflix on 5 June 2020. The story revolves around a bank employee who is weighed down by her unemployed husband’s debts. One day she finds a secret source of unlimited cash in her home.
Chintu Ka Birthday (Zee5)
A comedy-drama film Chintu Ka Birthday is performing great on ZEE5, and it was released on 5 June 2020. This is a story of a cute loving, middle-class family who celebrates the birthday of their youngest son Chintu amidst all the chaos and danger in a war-torn Iraq. The Indian family is awaiting to return to India and struggles to celebrate and make the day memorable for Chintu.
Shakuntala Devi (Amazon Prime Video)
The movie Shakuntala Devi starring Vidya Balan and Sanya Malhotra is all set to release on Amazon Prime Video in June 2020. Shakuntala Devi is a biopic based on the famous woman called the ‘human calculator.’ Khaali Peeli (Netflix)
Ananya Pandey, Ishaan Khatter and Jaideep Ahlawat starrer Khaali Peeli is all ready to get release on the big digital platform Netflix. It is a romantic action film, we all are looking forward to watching Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Khatter’s lovey-dovey chemistry in the movie. Ali Abbas Zafar and Himanshu Mehra has produced this romantic drama.
Shershaah is expected to release on July 3 and that too on Netflix. Shershaah is a biopic film starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani based on the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra. Audiences love biopics, and everyone is waiting for this movie release on Netflix.
Ludo (Amazon Prime Video/Netflix)
Ludo is a multi-starer movie that is all ready to release on Amazon Prime Video or Netflix soon, but dates and which platform are not confirmed yet. Anurag Basu’s big-budget film stars an ensemble cast of many famous actors such as Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi, and Rohit Saraf. Just like game Ludo, it has four houses, and the plot also revolves around four different storylines that will convene in the climax.
Indoo Ki Jawani (Netflix)
Indoo Ki Jawani is also ready to make a digital debut instead of releasing in cinema halls. Starring Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal. The movie revolves around a girl from Ghaziabad and her misadventures with dating apps. It was first scheduled to release on June 5, and now it is reported to release on Netflix.
Jhund (Amazon Prime Video)
Jhund is rumored to release on Netflix, Nagraj Manjule is the director of the movie. Jhund is starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru, and this movie is based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of NGO Slum Soccer. It was scheduled to release on May 8th, and it is still not clear whether it would make to the Amazon Prime Video platform. Amitabh Bachchan is on a roll in 2020; in this film, he will play the role of a football professional who motivates street kids to form a football team.
Mimi (Disney+ Hotstar)
Mimi is a film about a surrogate mother; Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, and Sai Tamhankar are the actors in the movie. Mimi is a remake of the Marathi movie Mala Aai Vhhaychy, and it is ready for making a digital release on Disney+ Hotstar.
Ghoomketu is a comedy-drama which has already made to Zee5 on May 22 and is performing amazingly on the OTT Platform. You will spot Anurag Kashyap, the renowned director in the film with stellar actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and also Ragini Khanna. This story revolves around an amateur and aspiring writer’s journey who is trying hard to make it big in the film industry.