5 Bollywood movies launching on OTT Platforms due to Covid-19

Bollywood movies launching on OTT Platforms due to Covid-19

OTT Platforms: Many film producers are choosing digital streaming media services, OTT platforms, to release their films. Indian cinema suffers due to nationwide lockdown because of the spread of novel coronavirus. Many films have postponed their release and it doesn’t look like we’ll see them in theaters anytime soon, with the increasing cases of the virus.

Many film producers have moved to over-the-top (OTT) platforms to release their films, digital streaming media services. Here is the list of Bollywood films to be released on the OTT platform in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as more films prepare to join.

1. Gulabo Sitabo – OTT Platforms

  • Director:  Shoojit Sircar
  • Producer: Ronnie Lahiri, Sheel Kumar
  • Previous release date: 17 April 2020
  • Current release date: 12 June 2020
  • Release platform: Prime Video

The two scheming men get caught in a game of one-upmanship, each attracting other members to their clan and each having their own agenda. Set in Lucknow it stars as warring men Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana.

2. Penguin

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  • Director: Eshavar Karthic
  • Producer: Karthik Subbaraj
  • Current release date: 19 June 2020
  • Release Platform: Prime Video

The film follows a mother’s story in search of her missing son, with a serial prowl killer.

3. Ludo – OTT Platforms

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  • Director: Anurag Basu
  • Producer: Bhushan Kumar
  • Previous release date: 13 March 2020
  • Current release date: 24 April 2020
  • Release Platform: Netflix

Ludo’s story centers on inevitable life-threats and has four different stories set in a quintessential Indian metro.

4. Laxmmi Bomb

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  • Director: Raghava Lawrence
  • Producer: Akshay Kumar, Bad-X and Tusshar Kapoor
  • Previous release date: 22 May 2020
  • Current release date: Likely in June
  • Release Platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Laxmmi Bomb is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language horror comedy film written and directed by Raghava Lawrence in his Hindi directorial debut. It’s a remake of the Muni 2 Tamil movie, starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani Kanchana.

5. Gunjan Saxena-The Kargil Girl

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  • Director: Sharan Sharma
  • Producer: Karan Johar, Zee Studios, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta
  • Previous release date: 13 March 2020
  • Current release date: No release date
  • Release Platform: Netflix

Film is based on the life of Gunjan Saxena, the first female and Indian airforce pilot in combat, alongside Srividya Rajan.

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