Amazon  has secured rights to premiere seven Indian films that have been initially scheduled for a theatrical release straight on its Prime Video  on-demand streaming service.

American streaming service, Amazon Prime Video, will premier seven Indian movies from various languages on its platform as film theaters stay shut indefinitely as a result of lock-down. Here the list of 7 movies that are going to premier on Amazom Prime video from this may to July.

1. Gulabo Sitabo (Hindi)Coming June 12th

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Director Shoojit Sarkar’s comedy drama, Gulabo Sitabo, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana. Gulabo Sitabo is a quirky family comedy depicting day to day struggles of the common man. The movie is written by Juhi Chaturvedi, directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.

2. Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer (Hindi)Coming Soon

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Vidya Balan-starrer Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer, Shakuntala Devi is a biographical drama on the extraordinary life of Shakuntala Devi, mathematics genius, writer and astrologer who was popularly known as the human computer. Also featuring Sanya Malhotra and Directed by Anu Menon, the film is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra.

3. Ponmagal Vandhal (Tamil)Coming on 29th May

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Amazon Prime has additionally acquired Ponmagal Vandhal, a Tamil legal drama starring Jyothika and directed by JJ Fredrick, and produced by Suriya and Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian.

4. Law (Kannada)Coming on 26th June

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Kannada movie, Law written and directed by Raghu Samarth, Starring Ragini Chandran, Siri Prahlad and veteran actor Mukhyamantri Chandru,  produced by Ashwini and Puneeth Rajkumar.

5. French Biryani (Kannada) – Coming on 24th July

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French Biryani features actors Danish Sait, Sal Yusuf and Pitobash as leads. The movie is written by Avinash Balekkala, directed by Pannaga Bharana and produced by Ashwini and Puneeth Rajkumar and Gurudutt A Talwar.

6. Penguin (Telugu-Tamil bilingual) – Coming on 19th June

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A Tamil Telugu bilingual called Penguin starring Keerthy Suresh, written and directed by Eshavar Karthic. The film is produced by Stone Bench Films and Karthik Subbaraj.

7. Sufiyum Sujathayum (Malayalam) Coming Soon

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A Malayalam film, Sufiyum Sujathayum starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Jayasuruya, written and directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas and produced by Vijay Babu’s Friday Film House.

“We’ve worked carefully with our producer and studio companions on this difficult time to assist deliver the good content material that they’ve made with ardour and exhausting work to different customer segments,” mentioned Vijay Subramaniam, director and head, content, Amazon Prime Video India.

“They’re extremely glad and keen about the truth that , we will be able to take these movies to people at a time when they’re disadvantaged of recent entertainment and see it as a big opportunity,” Subramaniam mentioned, referring to filmmakers. He additionally mentioned he didn’t want to speculate on whether or not the service would proceed to acquire movies with out theatrical release even after normalcy is restored.

In a press release, Gulabo Sitabo director Shoojit Sarkar mentioned that is the dawn of a brand new period for Indian entertainment.

“I’m completely satisfied {that a} global viewers will have the ability to watch our gritty dramedy, and revel in what the movie has in store for them,” he added.

Wanting to please audiences sitting at house, video streaming platforms are hungry to dish out recent content material persistently and lap up movies. So, whereas a movie resembling Gulabo Sitabo would usually promote for ₹20-25 crore to a digital platform submit its theatrical launch, simply recovering its ₹25 crore funds, its producers are actually ready to command extra, probably in extra of ₹30 crore.

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