23rd May 2020
Due to effect of Covid-19, cinema industry in India went to huge losses.Though some small films may be tempted to take the digital route, most films with a medium or big scale will go for theatrical releases. Even the OTT platforms are currently paying a premium for direct OTT releases because the lockdown gets them more captive audience. As a result many medium budget films have also planned to release in direct OTT platforms. Some of the popular movies are..
1. GHOOMKETU -Ghoomketu is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film. The film has already released on ZEE5 today. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ragini Khanna, Anurag Kashyap, Ila Arun and Raghuvir Yadav in the main lead roles while also features Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha in the cameo appearances. This film got many negative reviews of now. But if you are fan of Nawazuddin its worth to watch.
2. PONMAGAL VANDHAL- Ponmagal Vandhal is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language legal drama film written and directed by J. J. Fredrick in his debut, and produced by Suriya. The film stars Jyothika and R. Parthiban. It is scheduled to stream digitally on 29 May 2020, on Prime Video.
3. GULABO SITABO- Gulabo Sitabo is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Shoojit Sircar, produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, and written by Juhi Chaturvedi. Set in Lucknow, it stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana as warring men. This movie will be released on Prime Video from June 12.
4. PENGUIN- Penguin is a multi-lingual film which will be released in telugu, malayalam and tamil languages. This is a thriller film directed by Eashvar Karthic and produced by Kaarthekeyen Santhanam. The movie cast includes Keerthi Suresh in the lead role. Santhosh Narayanan scored music. Penguin is all set to have a global OTT release on Amazon Prime Video on June 19,2020.
5. LAW- Law is an upcoming Kannada movie, written and directed by Raghu Samarth. The film stars Ragini Chandran, Siri Prahlad, Senior Actor Mukyamanthri Chandru in the prominent roles.This movie is to be released on Prime Video from June 29.
6. FRENCH BIRIYANI- French Biryani is a upcoming kannada film which is to be a comedy entertainer directed by Pannaga Bharana. The movie casts Danish Sait, Sal Yusuf, Rangayana Raghu and many others are in the lead roles. This movie is to be premiered on Prime Video from July 24 onwards.
7. SUFIYAM SUJATHAYUM- Sufiyum Sujathayum is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language film written and directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas and produced by Vijay Babu under his banner Friday Film House. The film stars Jayasurya and Aditi Rao Hydari. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film will not be released theatrically and will stream worldwide on Prime Video. Release date is not announced.
8. SAKUNTHALA DEVI- Shakuntala Devi is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical film directed and written by Anu Menon.The film stars Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, who was also known as the “human computer”. This film is to premiere soon on Prime Video.