Gunjan Saxena To Ludo: During this lockdown, lots of films postponed their release to later days. Since there is no sign of cinema halls opening anytime soon, producers are planning to launch movies in online streaming platforms.
Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi were the two movies launched on the small screen so far and since then seventeen Bollywood movies are being planned for release in Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+Hotstar.
Netflix has announced that 17 movies would be released amid this pandemic. The six new additions to Netflix films include – multi-starrer Ludo, a unique comedy-drama about four people whose lives collide with each other (featuring Abhishek A. Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Tripathi, and Pearle Maaney);
Torbaaz, an emotional story of transformation (starring Sanjay Dutt); crime thriller Raat Akeli Hai (featuring Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aditya Srivastava, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nishant Dahiya, and Shweta Tripathi); Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, a stirring drama about two cousins and their quest for freedom (starring Konkona Sensharma and Bhumi Pednekar); romantic comedy Ginny Weds Sunny (featuring Yami Gautam, Vikrant Massey) and award-winning animated romance film Bombay Rose, the first Indian animation film ever selected to open Venice Critics’ Week.
These movies would be fun to watch. This lockdown has made streaming platform scarce in their content. This initiative of launching movies directly to the platform will remove the barrier between the viewers and the producers. However, this might be a great loss for the producers as they might not be able to receive a better turnover than the additional cinema platform.
As we know, any port will work during a storm the producers cannot hold much longer to content hence this is the best solution to get the movie out in public and book the profit, even if it might be minimal.