7 July, 2020
Being cooped up inside and missing out on those family outings, especially the movie outings, maybe taking a toll on your mental health. Luckily though, since it looks like the theatres may be locked down for a few more months, the producers are looking at OTT platforms to release their movies. You may already be catching a few web series on these platforms, like Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime, ALT Balaji, Voot, Jiofibre, etc.
When things get tough, the tough get going, they say; it is time for humans to evolve and get going. If you cannot go to the theatre, then let it come to you. Watch out for a whole host of movies that are being released on the various OTT platforms. Recreate a theatre experience at home, stock up on some popcorn, find those comfy pillows, and lo behold, you will be magically transported to the world of movies. Make it a family experience, and plan to watch these movies together so that all can enjoy, just like in a theatre. Here is a list of all that you can watch in the near future.
Most fans are still recovering from the sudden and untimely demise of talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput. This is the right time to celebrate his craft by watching his last movie Dil Bechara which is an adaptation of the American author John Green’s 2012 novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ This movie will be released on the Disney+ Hotstar OTT platform on 24th July, as a tribute to Sushant and to provide a chance for his fans to watch his last movie. The debutante Sanjan Sanghi will be his co-star in this movie, which is a loving tale of two souls who are on a common journey in their fight against cancer.
Shakuntala Devi – The Human Computer
She has always been our pride, and a movie based on her life should also get a chance to be seen widely by the people. The role of Shakuntala Devi, India’s own human-computer is being essayed by none other than versatile actress Vidya Balan, who has been known for powerful female solo performances. This movie, thus, promises to be a great watch, providing us with an insight into the life of this genius. This is being released on Amazon Prime on 15th July.
Bhuj – The Pride of India
Based on the story of the IAF squadron Leader Vijay Karnik during the time of the Indo Pak war of 1971, this is an inspirational and patriotic story. Ajay Devgn plays the protagonist along with co-stars along with Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk and Pranitha Subhash. This will be released on Disney+ Hotstar and the date is set to be announced soon.
It’s been a while since we had some comedy movie from Akshay Kumar, who entertained us with Housefull and Hera Pheri series. In Laxxmi Bomb you will get a combination of comedy and horror, with Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in the lead, of this Tamil movie Muni 2: Kanchana remake. Watch out for the date which is yet to be announced for the movie streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Big Bull
A biographical movie of the infamous stockbroker, Harshad Mehta, which is essayed by Abhishek Bachchan promises to be a good watch. He is supported by Ileans D’Cruz and Nikita Dutta and the story covers his financial crimes done during the period of 1980 to 1990. The release date is not yet finalised, however, the streaming will be done on Disney+ Hotstar.
Many of us would have seen Sadak by Mahesh Bhatt, and here he comes back after 20 years as a director, with Sadak 2. Starring Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Pooja Bhatt, this movie is also scheduled to be released on Disney+ Hotstar with the date yet to be announced.
Another promising comedy from Kunal Khemu with Rasika Duggal alongside him, Lootcase is also scheduled to be released through Disney+ Hotstar. This movie will also be part of the Multiplex initiative by Disney+Hotstar OTT along with many of the other movies mentioned above.
Vidyut Jammwal is a young actor who has slowly found his foot in the Bollywood with the Commando series and a few others. This movie will be latest release as a romantic cum action thriller as has been many of his other movies. Shivaleeka Oberoi plays the lead role along with him, kin a story inspired by true events.
If you haven’t yet caught Gulabo Sitabo starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayughmann Khurrana from Sujit Sircar, then please do so. It is streaming on Amazon Prime since 12thJun and is touted for good performances from these two splendid actors.
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