We have seen most successful OTT releases due to pandemic Covid 19 like Angrezi Medium, Gulabo Sitabo and many more. And this trend will continue for quiet some years now. Covid 19 pandemic has not left the movie makers with much choices, though this is definitely not there preferred medium.
Many directors came up and openly expressed that to save lives they have to opt for OTT releases. Today, Disney+Hotstar confirmed release of these big budget movies on their platform soon between July to October 2020.
- Dil Bechara
The film marks the last screen appearance of Sushant Singh Rajput, who died on 14 June 2020 at his Bandra home near Mumbai, before its release.
Dil Bechara is a 2019 Hindi drama, which has been written and directed by Mukesh Chhabra and is produced by Fox Star Studios. The movie stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead roles. Movie is all about the joyful life of two cancer patients. The film is based on John Green’s 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars, which was also adapted in Hollywood as The Fault in Our Stars (2014). The film was initially titled Kizie aur Manny. Earlier Scheduled to release on 08th May 2020. Now Dil Bechara is part of the long list of Bollywood movies that will release exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar. First look poster was released when shooting began, featuring back of Sanghi and Rajput sitting at a bus stop with an oxygen cylinder next to them. It was shared by Rajput via his Twitter handle, with scheduled premiere date of 29 November 2019 in theatres. The film was postponed because of pending work of post-production. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced on 15 November 2019 that the film would have hit theatrical screens on 8 May 2020. However it was again postponed as the cinemas were closed due to Coronavirus pandemic in India.
2. Gunjan Saxena- The Kargil Girl- Next in the list is Gunjan Saxena An official confirmation has been made by Dharma Production’s filmmaker Karan Johar that the movie starring Jahnvi Kapoor is all set to bypass theatrical release and stream directly on Netflix.Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is inspired from the real-life story of Gunjan Saxena, one of the two female Indian Air Force pilots, who alongside pilot Srividya Rajan, made history by becoming the first ones in combat for India. Starring Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi in prominent roles. Directed by Sharan Sharma. https://www.24reel.com/in/movie/gunjan-saxena-the-kargil-girl-24693
3. Laxmii Bomb- There has been speculation on this movie for 60 days if it would release in theatre or not. But the deal is finally done and it will be released for streaming on Disney+Hotstar very soon. Laxmmi Bomb is a Hindi-language comedy horror film and a remake of Tamil Muni 2 Kanchana. Starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in lead roles. The movie is written and directed by Raghava Lawrence in his Hindi directorial debut
4. More surprising in the list is 1991 movie, not remake, and not even a part 2 , as no continuation- Sadak2 Sadak 2 is the second installment of 1991’s best action drama Sadak movie, directed by Mahesh Bhatt. Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapoor are starring in lead roles.upcoming Indian romantic thriller film directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt under their banner Vishesh Films. The film is the sequel to the 1991 film Sadak. The sequel stars Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film marks Mahesh Bhatt’s return as a director after 20 years. The film is about Ravi’s depression and how he helps a young woman’s encounter with a godman, who is out to expose this fake guru running an ashram. The shooting began on 18 May 2019, and the film was shot in Ooty, Mumbai, Mysore and Uttarakhand..On 20 September 2018, the first teaser of the film was released on Instagram by Alia Bhatt, it marked the seventieth birthday of the director Mahesh Bhatt. The film was initially scheduled for release on 25 March 2020, but was pushed to 10 July 2020. It was again pulled from the release schedule as the shooting was delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India.
5. Bhuj- Pride of India- This name comes as much surprise on OTT release list. After Tanahji’s great success- starring Ajay Devgan, this movie was much expected to be released on theatres. But desparate time, desperate measures; Bhuj- The Pride of India is all set to release on OTT platform.
6. Khuda Aafiz- A Vidyut Jamwal starrer Khuda Hafiz is a Bollywood romantic-action-thriller, directed by Faruk Kabir. The movie is produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak. The major part of the movie is shot in Morocco and Kerala. The movie is speculated to be set for OTT release.
7. Shakuntala Devi –Shakuntala Devi is a biopic film directed and written by Anu Menon and is not confirmed for OTT release on Amazon Prime Video. Vidya Balan expressed her delight on social media platforms regarding the release of the movie on the OTT platforms. The movie is based on the life of famous mathematician Shakuntala Devi, who was nicknamed the “human computer”. Other lead characters in the movie are Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta in significant roles.