The whole world is locked up, those of us who have the privilege of staying at home do so and help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Everything is obviously closed and we don’t even know when things will resume, but everyone is doing their best to make the most of the situation. Movie theaters are also very affected by locking and even after it is lifted, we do not know when everything will return to normal. Almost every new movie release has been postponed and it sucks that we can’t watch movies that we’ve been looking forward to for months, but that’s a very small problem considering everything that’s going on. But still, since people really need a new form of entertainment to encourage them to do the bare minimum by staying indoors, it’s great that Bollywood has turned to OTT platforms to release movies.
We saw that this happened with Angrezi Medium because it didn’t work well at the box office due to the lockdown, but worked well after it was released on Disney + Hotstar. However, movies like Sooryavanshi and 83 will not yet be available on digital platforms, as they will obviously attract a huge crowd when they will be released. Here is the list of films which will soon be available online, and some films which will also very probably be put online instead of cinemas.
1. Laxmmi Bomb
Akshay Kumar’s comedy-horror movie was supposed to hit theaters on May 22, but since that’s not possible, the creators are currently in talks with Disney + Hotstar for a digital release and it’s very likely to hit the platform in June.
2. Gulabo Sitabo
Shoojit’s comedy drama Sircar, starring the exciting couple of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, premiered in theaters on April 17, but is now likely to hit Amazon Prime soon.
3. Gunjan Saxena-The Kargil Girl
The biographical film about Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena, the first female and Indian air force pilot in combat alongside Srividya Rajan, was supposed to be released on April 25, but of course that did not happen. The movie produced by Karan Johar and starring Janhvi Kapoor in the title role is likely to be released online.
4. Indoo Ki Jawani
The movie starring Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal is about a girl from Ghaziabad and her misadventures with dating apps. While it was slated for a release on June 5, T-Series is now reported to be in talks with Netflix for a digital release.
The sports film based on the life of Vijay Barse, founder of the NGO Slum Soccer, starring Amitabh Bachchan at the helm, hit theaters on May 8. Let’s see if it reaches OTT platforms or not.