Amazon Prime Video Unveils 23 Indian Movies, Links to YRF, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar and Farhan Akhtar
Amazon Prime Video has unveiled 23 Indian films for the next two years, including three originals, two co-productions and a “special collaboration”. The remaining 17 licensed films come from companies including Dharma Productions, owned by Karan Johar, Excel Entertainment by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, Ajay Devgn FFilms by Ajay Devgn, and Yash Raj Films, run by Aditya Chopra. These will premiere in theaters before streaming exclusively on Prime Video globally. Madhuri Dixit Nene-directed comedy-drama Maja Maa directs those coming straight to Prime Video. Akshay Kumar’s Ram Setu — which we now get a first look at — is among the co-productions. And Tiku Weds Sheru, directed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is a special collaboration.
This confirms the end of the tie between Dharma and Netflix, both in terms of streaming originals and exclusivity deals for films that go to the cinema. The 23 Indian films were part of Amazon’s ‘Prime Video Presents India’ event on Thursday in Mumbai, where it unveiled a list of 58 titles – 41 original series, films and documentaries, and the studios’ aforementioned 17 licensed films. Bollywood – which will be released over the next two years. Amazon said it was part of its effort to double its investment in local content production over the next five years.
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Here is the full list of 17 Bollywood movies that will stream exclusively on Prime Video —
From Ajay Devgn FFilmsfour upcoming films including Runway 34 with Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan, Thank God with Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra, Drishyam 2 with Devgn and Shriya Saran, and Bhola with Devgn and Tabu
At Johar’s Dharma Productions, three upcoming films including Jug Jug Jeeyo with Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani; Govinda Naam Mera with Advani and Vicky Kaushal; and Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani with Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi
From Akhtar and Sidhwani Excel Media and Entertainment, five upcoming films including Phone Bhoot with Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter; Yudra with Chaturvedi and Malavika Mohanan; Fukrey 3 with Pulkit Samrat, Manjot, Varun Sharma and Richa Chadha; Jee Le Zara with Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt; and Kho Gaye Hum Kahan with Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday and Adarsh Gourav
From Yash Raj Moviesfive upcoming films including Jayeshbhai Jordaar with Ranveer Singh, Prithviraj with Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt, Shamshera with Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor, Tiger 3 with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and Pathaan with Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham
And here is more information about the six new Indian Prime Video movies –
On the Telugu language Ammu, in an effort to get her abusive husband suspended from his police duties, Ammu does the unthinkable. Aishwarya Lekshmi, Naveen Chandra and Bobby Simha lead the cast. Charukesh Sekar is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Padmavathy. Ammu is a Stone Bench production.
Aye Watan… Mother Watan is inspired by real events. It is the story of a young girl who became a unique instrument in India’s freedom struggle for independence. Kannan Iyer directs and Darab Farooqui writes. Aye Watan…Mere Watan is a Dharmatic Entertainment production of Karan Johar. No casting has been revealed.
maja maa, starring Madhuri Dixit Nene, is a warm and funny story set in Baroda (now Vadodara) about a loving mother who unwittingly becomes an obstacle to her son’s wedding plans and challenges societal norms. Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajit Kapur and Simone Singh are also part of the cast. Anand Tiwari is in the director’s chair, while Sumit Batheja handles scripting duties. Amritpal Singh Bindra is the producer. Maja Maa is produced by Leo Media Collective.
In Neeyat, when guests start dropping dead at exiled billionaire Ashish Kapoor’s birthday getaway, Detective Mira Rao must unravel devious motives as the suspects are Kapoor’s close friends and family. Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Mita Vasishth, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami, Amrita Puri, Dipannita Sharma, Shashank Arora, Prajakta Koli and Danish Razvi form the ensemble cast. Anu Menon directs. Menon shares story credits with Advaita Kala and Girvani Dhyani, and screenplay credits with Kala, Dhyani and Priya Venkataraman. Kausar Munir provides dialogues. Vikram Malhotra is the producer. Neeyat is produced by Abundantia Entertainment and Amazon Prime Video.
Ram Setu follows atheist archaeologist Akshay Kumar turned fan in a race against time to prove the true existence of the legendary Ram Setu before the forces of evil destroy the pillar of Indian heritage. Jacqueline Fernandez, Nushrratt Bharuccha and Satyadev Kancharana are also part of Ram Setu’s cast. Abhishek Sharma is the screenwriter and director. Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi is the creative producer. Aruna Bhatia, Vikram Malhotra, Subaskaran, Mahaveer Jain and Aashish Singh are the producers. Ram Setu is produced by Cape of Good Films, Abundantia Entertainment, Amazon Prime Video and Lyca.
Tiku marries Sheru is a rollercoaster love story between two survivors who, despite overwhelming odds, have a great joy in living and celebrating life. Main stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Avneet Kaur play the couple. Sai Kabir is the director and co-screenwriter alongside Amit Tiwari. Tiku Weds Sheru is a Manikarnika Films production of Kangana Ranaut.
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