Movie theatres across the country may be slowly planning their reopening, but the streaming wars show no sign of letting up. Last week both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video announced their respective Tamil anthologies at the same time, and Disney plus Hotstar is ready to drop their Laxmmi Bomb trailer. And if that’s not enough, Amazon Prime Video has made yet another announcement about releasing 9 movies (Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam) over the next 3 months.
Halal Love Story (Malayalam)
Streaming on 15th October
Halal Love Story is an upcoming Malayalam comedy starring Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Soubin Shahir and Parvathy Thiruvothu. The film promises to bring back all the charm and small-town goodness of its director Zakariya Mohammed’s previous film Sudani From Nigeria. The film is about a small town getting together to make a film. Halal Love Story is produced by Aashiq Abu’s OPM Cinemas and Jesna Ashim and Harshad Ali under Papaya Films.
Bheema Sena Nalamaharaja (Kannada)
Streaming on 29th October
Bheema is an upcoming Kannada family entertainer directed by Karthik Saragur. The movie stars Aravinnd Iyer, Aarohi Narayan, Priyanka Thimmesh, Achyuth Kumar and Aadya in leading roles
Streaming on 30th October
Deepavali + a big-star movie = sacred tradition for the Tamils. So this Suriya movie is a jackpot for Amazon Prime, and will be a huge driver for subscriptions in the virgin-OTT markets. Directed by Sudha Kongara, this may be the hit Suriya’s been waiting for a while now.
Streaming on 13th November
Manne Number 13 (Kannada)
Streaming on 19th November
Maane Number 13 is an upcoming horror thriller directed by Vivy Kathiresan. The film stars Varsha Bollamma, Aiswarya Gowda, Praveen Prem and Chetan Gandharva.
Middle Class Melodies (Telugu)
Streaming on 20th November
Starring Anand Deverakonda and Varsha Bollamma, Middle Class Melodies is a humour packed whimsical tale depicting the congenial lives of the middle class in the village where a young man dreams of owning a hotel in a town. The film is directed by Vinod Anantoju.
Streaming on 11th December
Directed by Ashok and starring Bhumi Pednekar, Durgavati tells the story of an innocent Government officer who is embroiled in a conspiracy involving powerful forces. The film is presented by T-Series and Cape of Good Films and is an Abundantia Entertainment production.
Streaming on 17th December
Starring R Madhavan and Shraddha Srinath, Maara is a romantic drama directed by Dhilip Kumar. It is produced by Prateek Chakravorty and Shruti Nallappa of Pramod Films.
Coolie No. 1 (Hindi)
Streaming on 25th December
This is a big coup for the streaming giant. Coolie No. 1, starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, was touted as one of the biggest theatrical releases of the year. The film will see director David Dhawan reprise his own massively popular comedy film, starring Govinda, from 25 years ago.