Coronavirus outbreak has brought many changes in daily lives. Recently many producers and filmmakers broke the news that several movies like Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi will be released on OTT Platforms directly. The theatres and cinema halls are going to be closed until the lockdown situation ends. Producers and filmmakers are done waiting and finally decided to release their movies to video streaming platforms instead of queuing up for theatrical release when theatres reopen.
Movies like Sooryavanshi and 83 won’t make it onto digital platforms. Producers of these movies said “Sooryavanshi and ’83 are anyway out of reach for OTTs (because digital sales will not help recoup their ?100 crore plus budgets) and they will push people to theatres whenever they reopen. However, there is an upper-mid range of films, which would anyway have been second to the biggies, that these platforms are picking up now”.
However, after hearing these statements, India’s Largest multiplex chain INOX , released a statement on production house’s announcement to release their movies on an OTT platform by skippin the theatrical trial.
“We were hoping that the producers would accede to our request to hold back their film’s release till cinemas reopened.” INOX Said.
Bollywood Movies releasing on OTT Platforms instead of Theatres
Many big Budget Bollywood movies will now be screened on OTT Platforms directly. Production houses of these movies moving forward with digital platforms. The movies are:-
1. Laxmi Bomb
Director – Raghava Lawrence
Producer – Shabinaa Khan
2. Gulabo Sitabo
Director – Shoojit Sircar
Producer – Ronnie Lahiri, Sheel Kumar
3. Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl
Director – Sharan Sharma
Producer – Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar, Apoorva Mehta
4. Indoo ki Jawani
Director – Abir Sengupta
Producer – Nikkhil Advani, Bhushan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu G. Bhojwani
Director – Nagraj Manjule
Producer – Nagraj Manjule, Bhushan Kumar, Savita Raj Hiremath, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath
After the release of the news, social media got full with comments and posts about this condition –