Amazon Prime Video today announced a new slate of 9 highly anticipated movies that will premiere live on the streaming service. This diverse line-up of five Indian languages includes Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan’s Coolie No 1, Rajkummar Rao and Nushrat Bharucha’s Chhalap, Bhumi Pednekar’s Durgavati, Arvind Iyer’s Bhimasenanala Maharaja (Kannada), Anand Devarakonda’s Middle Class Melodies ( Telugu), R Madhavan’s Mara (Tamil), Varsha Bolamma (Bijil) and Chetan Gandharva (Melody)’s Manne No 13 (Kannada), as well as the previously announced Zakaria Mohammed’s Halal Love Story (Malayalam) and Suriya’s Soorarai. Potru (Tamil) will also be there. The movies will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 2020 and will be available in over 200 countries and territories around the world.
Amazon Prime Video’s direct-to-service slate
This new slate comes after the successful launch of the first series of direct-to-service premieres of 10 films in 5 languages, which expanded the reach of Amazon Prime Video in India, as those films were streamed from over 4000 cities and towns in the country. Got viewership. Titles in languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam received over 50 per cent viewership from customers outside their home states, and Penguin, Ponmagal Vandhal, French Biryani, Sufiyam Sujatayam, CU by customers in Lucknow, Kolkata, Pune, etc. Soon Vi and Nishabdham have been streamed. Hindi films Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi have been the most viewed since the launch of Prime Video in India. Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi are also the most watched Hindi movies on Prime Video across the world.
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India, said, “Powerful content transcends geographic boundaries. Audience always wants good entertainment and good content finds its audience. The success of our first series of direct-to-service movie premieres is testament to this. This also reinforces our commitment to offer our customers interesting and elegantly made films across a wide range of genres and languages. Our previous direct-to-service launches were seen in over 180 countries. We are delighted with the response we have received and are now excited to raise our level further with another 9 much awaited direct-to-service premieres, in 5 languages, to entertain our customers on the festive occasion. can do it.”
Gaurav Gandhi, Director and Country General Manager, Amazon Prime Video India, said, “This unique and pioneering format of direct to digital movie premieres has been, in many ways, changing the way movies are viewed in India. Amazon Prime Video has been instrumental in increasing the reach and viewership of these movies across the country, showing world-class movies coming from India to global customers in over 200 countries and territories. The over 50% viewership of our Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam direct to digital titles coming from outside their home states shows how digital distribution of good content drives viewership. We are extremely excited to introduce our new slate and are confident that it will delight our customers in India and around the world.”
Halal Love Story (Malayalam) to premiere on October 15
Halal Love Story is an upcoming Malayalam comedy film directed by Zakaria Mohamed, starring Indrajit Sukumaran, Joju George, Sharaf U Dheen, Grace Antony and Shoubin Sahir and Parvati Thiruvothu in lead roles.
Bhimasenanala Maharaja (Kannada) will premiere on October 29
Bhima is an upcoming Kannada family entertainer, directed by Karthik Saragur. It stars Arvind Iyer, Aarohi Narayan, Priyanka Thimmesh, Achyut Kumar and Aadhya in lead roles.
Haisurarai Pottru (Tamil) premieres on October 30
Soorarai Pottru is an upcoming Tamil action/drama film directed by Sudha Kongara. It stars Suriya in the lead role, while Aparna Balamurali, Paresh Rawal and Mohan Babu have pivotal roles. The film is produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment and co-produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment. The film was directed by Air Deccan founder Captain G. R. It is a fictionalized version of Gopinath’s book “Simply Fly” on his life.
Chhalaang (Hindi) premiere on 13th November
Chalang is a motivational social comedy starring Rajkummar Rao and Nushrat Bharucha in lead roles. It is directed by Hansal Mehta. It is presented by Bhushan Kumar and produced by Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg.
Manne No 13 (Kannada) premiere to be held on 19th November
Manne No 13 is an upcoming horror thriller directed by Vivi Kathiresan. Produced by Krishna Chaitanya’s Sri Swarnalatha Productions, the film stars Varsha Bolamma, Aishwarya Gowda, Praveen Prem, Chetan Gandharva, Ramana and Sanjeevan.
Middle Class Melodies (Telugu) to premiere on November 20
Middle Class Melodies by Anand Devarakonda and Varsha Bolamma is a humorous story that portrays the idyllic life of a village middle class, where a young man dreams of owning a hotel in a city. The film is directed by Vinod Anantoju.
Durgavati (Hindi) will premiere on December 11
Bhumi Pednekar’s Durgavati, directed by Ashok, is a thrilling and terrifying journey, which depicts the story of an innocent government official who falls prey to a grand conspiracy by the powerful. Presented by T-Series and Cape of Good Films, the film is a production of Abandancia Entertainment.
Mara (Tamil) to premiere on December 17
Mara is an upcoming Tamil romantic drama film directed by Dhilip Kumar. Produced by Prateek Chakraborty and Shruti Nallappa of Pramod Films, the film stars Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles.
Coolie No. 1 (Hindi) will premiere on December 25
Coolie No 1 is a family comedy based on the popular franchise of Pooja Entertainment. It is directed by the King of Comedy David Dhawan. Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, Javed Jaffrey, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav etc. have played lead roles in this film. It is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh.
This new release will join the Prime Video catalog with thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood. It includes global premieres of Indian titles such as Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, French Biryani, Sufiyam Sujatayam, Ponmagal Vandhal, Law, Penguin, Amazon Original Series produced in India such as Bandish Bandits, Breathe: Into the Shadows, Paatal Lok, Forgotten Army -For Freedom, Four More Shots Please S1 and S2, The Family Man, Mirzapur, Inside Edge S1 and S2 and Made in Heaven and the award-winning and critically acclaimed Amazon Original Series ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’, ‘The Boys’ , ‘Hunters’, ‘Fleabag’ and ‘The Marvel’s Mrs. Maisel’ will all be available on Prime Video. All these series will be available to Amazon Prime members at no extra charge. The tiles included in this service will be in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Bengali.