The lockdown has begun in Maharashtra and once again we all need to follow the COVID-19 safety rules. Well, during this time we all have moved to watching films and webseries through the OTT medium. Everything is slowly and steadily going digital. Many Bollywood movies are also going the online way. It has been a long time since we have seen a movie at the theatres. OTT has become a new trend and people now want to know everything about web shows. So, here we are with the OTT news today.
Kartik Aaryan’s Dhamaka sold for a whopping amount
Kartik Aaryan-starrer Dhamaka’s right’s have been sold for a whopping amount to Netflix. It’s the biggest ever Hindi film purchase for an OTT platform. As per reports in Spotboye, the film has been sold for Rs 135 crore to Netflix. The report further also mentions that with this Dhamaka has surpassed Varun Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 fee wherein the film was bought by Amazon Prime Videos at Rs 90 crore as well as Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii which was sold at Rs 110 crore to Disney Hotstar.
Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull emerges as the top weekly OTT pick
Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull has been in the news since a long time. The critics have not liked the film but the audience is showering love on the Abhishek Bachchan starrer. The film started streaming on April 8 on Hotstar and now has been announced as the ‘Top OTT original of the week’ by Ormax Media. The film has had 5.8 million streams till now.
LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse
Amazon Prime is here with a surprise for Indian fans. They have started the local version of the International Amazon Original Series LOL in India. LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse, the new unscripted comedy reality show which will launch on the streaming service on April 30th, promises to offer unlimited laughs. The show pits ten professional comedians against each other for six consecutive hours with two objectives – to make the others in the house laugh and more importantly, ensure that they do not laugh or even smile themselves. The last contestant to remain straight-faced will be the winner and will take home a grand prize. India’s finest comedy entertainers Cyrus Broacha, Sunil Grover, Suresh Menon, Gaurav Gera, Kusha Kapila, Mallika Dua, Ankita Shrivastav, Aakash Gupta, Aditi Mittal, Aadar Malik make the incredible line-up of contestants who will be under the constant watch of the hosts Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi.
Bridgerton renewed for seasons 3 and 4 even before season 2
Bridgerton has been renewed for two more seasons and this news comes even before the second season has even premiered. The announcement read, “Esteemed members of the Ton, It seems we have a rather special announcement. Bridgerton shall return for seasons three and four. This author shall have to purchase more ink. Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown.” The second season is in production phase. The first season followed Daphne’s search for love; she married the Duke of Hastings.
Uppena on Netflix
Telugu hit film Uppena starring Vaishnav Tej and Krithi Shetty is now streaming on Netflix. The film had released on February 12, 2021, in the theatres. Uppena has finally made its way to the OTT platform on Wednesday, April 14. Vaishnav Tej and Krithi Shetty have marked their debuts with this film. Uppena also features Vijay Sethupathi playing a prominent role.
Vikram Bhatt’s Bisaat: Khel Shatranj Ka to release tomorrow
Vikram Bhatt’s series starring Sandeepa Dhar, Omkar Kapoor, Khalid Siddiqui, Leena Jumani and Jia Mustafa will be releasing tomorrow on MX Player. The eight episode series revolves around psychiatrist Kiyana Verma, who’s out to help her patient Radhika, after the latter complains of an abusive marriage. Soon enough, Kiyana finds herself caught in a mayhem when Radhika’s husband and business tycoon Yash Kapoor gets murdered, and she becomes the main suspect. What follows is a string of blackmails, revelations and a game of chase.
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