Amazon Prime Video Unveils Nine Indian Films, Releasing Through Christmas


Amazon Prime Video has unveiled 9 Indian movies — to be launched October by December — that had been initially headed to theatres. That features the Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan-starrer Hindi-language comedy Coolie No. 1 (Christmas Day), the Rajkummar Rao, Nushrratt Bharuccha-led Hindi-language black comedy Chhalaang (Diwali Eve), the Bhumi Pednekar-starrer Hindi-language horror thriller Durgavati (December 11), the Madhavan-led Tamil-language romantic drama Maara (December 17), the Telugu-language romantic drama Center Class Melodies (November 20) with Anand Devarakonda, the Kannada-language Bheema Sena Nalamaharaja (October 29), and the Kannada-language horror thriller Manne Quantity 13 (November 19).

These seven movies be a part of two we’ve got already identified about: the Malayalam-language comedy Halal Love Story (October 15) with Parvathy and Joju George, which might be adopted by the Suriya-led Tamil-language motion drama Soorarai Pottru (October 30). Besides Coolie No. 1, all different eight acquisitions will carry the “Amazon Unique Film” branding. For Coolie No. 1, it’s “Amazon Presents”, as was the case on Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi.

Amazon’s announcement of an prolonged movie slate for Prime Video comes at an fascinating time what with cinemas, besides these in Maharashtra, allowed to open from October 15. This implies that producers aren’t certain that audiences will flock to theatres, with the coronavirus pandemic nonetheless raging throughout India — over 70,000 new circumstances are being reported every day, and round a thousand Indians are dying every single day of COVID-19 — and take into account straight-to-streaming to be a safer path to recoup their cash.

This is extra on every title:

Coolie No. 1 is a remake of the 1995 eponymous movie, with David Dhawan returning as director and putting in his son David within the position initially performed by Govinda. Coolie No. 1 additionally stars Paresh Rawal, Javed Jaffrey, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever, Sahil Vaid, and Shikha Talsania. Rumi Jaffrey additionally returns as the author. Coolie No. 1 is a manufacturing of Vashu Bhagnani-owned Pooja Leisure, whose first ever manufacturing was the 1995 unique. The remake was slated to launch in Could in theatres, however will now premiere December 25 on Prime Video.

Chhalaang has been directed by Nationwide Award-winner Hansal Mehta. Ajay Devgn is among the many producers; Chhalaang is a manufacturing of T-Collection Movies, Luv Movies, and Ajay Devgn FFilms. Rao and Bharuccha star alongside the likes of Saurabh Shukla and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. Initially slated for a late January launch, Chhalaang was delayed twice (first to March after which to June) earlier than the pandemic struck. It can now launch November 13 on Prime Video.

Durgavati is a remake of the 2018 Anushka Shetty-led Telugu-language Bhaagamathie, with the unique director G. Ashok helming the Hindi-language adaptation as nicely. Akshay Kumar is without doubt one of the producers on Durgavati, which is a manufacturing of T-Collection, Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Leisure, and Kumar’s Cape of Good Movies. Durgavati started filming again in January and not using a launch date; it is now going straight to streaming December 11 on Prime Video.

Maara is a remake of the 2015 Malayalam-language Charlie with Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy, which has beforehand been remade in Marathi in 2017 as Deva. Directed by Dhilip Kumar (Kalki), Maara additionally stars Shraddha Srinath, Sshivada, TSBK Moulee, Alexander Babu, and Minon John. Maara has been produced by Pramod Movies’ Prateek Chakravorty and Shruti Nallappa. Maara has been within the works for some time, having filmed in mid-2018 earlier than being placed on maintain as a consequence of Madhavan’s different commitments. It now opens December 17 on Prime Video.

Center Class Melodies was introduced in July and not using a launch date. Vinod Anantoju makes his feature-length directorial debut with the Telugu movie, and Deverakonda stars alongside Varsha Bollamma. Center Class Melodies has been produced by Bhavya Creations’ Venigalla Ananda Prasad. It can launch November 20 on Prime Video.

Bheema Sena Nalamaharaja was initially unveiled in 2017, with Aravinnd Iyer within the lead. It has since added Arohi Narayan, Priyanka Thimmesh, Achyuth Kumar, and Vijay Chendoor. Karthik Saragur writes and directs Bheema Sena Nalamaharaja. It’s a manufacturing of Paramvah Studios, Pushkar Movies, and Misplaced and Discovered Movies. Bheema Sena Nalamaharaja arrives October 29 on Prime Video.

That leaves Manne Quantity 13, directed by Vivy Kathiresan. Varsha Bollamma, Aiswarya Gowda, Praveen Prem, Chetan Gandharva, Ramana, and Sanjeiv are a part of the forged. It’s a manufacturing of Sri Swarnalatha Productions’ Krishna Chaitanya. Manne Quantity 13 is out November 19 on Prime Video.

All 9 Indian movies might be obtainable globally, Amazon stated, in over 200 international locations and territories.

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