From 'Laxmmi Bomb' to 'Ludo': OTTs stock up for a Bollywood-packed festive season

Superstar Akshay Kumar is leading the trend of booking festival dates to release films on digital platforms, with direct-to-OTT films emerging as top trend during the upcoming big season this year.

With cinema halls shut, the trend of Bollywood stars and filmmakers releasing films on OTT continues. With the festive Fridays round the corner, every digital platform is stocking up on fresh quota of films.

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Laxmii

Last year, Akshay Kumar's  'Laxmmi Bomb' landed in trouble and was served with a legal notice from Karni Sena demanding its title to be changed as it hurts religious sentiments and is attacks the “ideology, customs, gods and goddesses of Hindu religion”. 

In last, after a swarm of controversies, the makers finally changed the movie name to 'Laxmii'

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Ludo

Streaming on: Netflix

Anurag Basu's multi-starrer 'Ludo' features Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. It is a dark comedy-drama is about four people whose lives collide. 

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Ginny Weds Sunny

Streaming on: Netflix

The romantic-comedy, starring Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam, is about Ginny, who gets set up with Sunny but the match is not that simple, and complications arise amid love, life, weddings and music. 

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Serious Men

Streaming on: Netflix

Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sudhir Mishra's latest movie 'Serious Men' is an adaptation of Manu Joseph's book of the same name. The film is a satire about an underachiever, lower caste man who wants to project his boy as a boy genius. The film will release on October 2.

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Nishabdham

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

A highlight of the Anushka Shetty-R. Madhavan horror thriller 'Nishabdham' is Hollywood star Michael Madsen of 'Kill Bill' and 'Reservoir Dogs' fame in a special role. Directed by Hemanth Madhukar, the film has been confirmed for a Gandhi Jayanti release.

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Bhuj: The Pride of India

Streaming on: Disney+Hotstar
Releasing on: August 13

The war action film, 'Bhuj: The Pride of India' is based on a true story, stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, and Sharad Kelkar. It is set during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. 

Initially, the film was slated for theatrical release worldwide on 14 August 2020 during the Independence Day weekend, but due to covid-19-induced lockdown, the movie was postponed.

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Khali-Peeli

Streaming on: Zeeplex/Zee5

Starring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday, the Maqbool Khan directorial 'Khali-Peeli' is an romantic action drama that is being touted as a roller coaster ride that kicks off when a boy meets a girl one night. The movie will release on October 2.

 

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The Big Bull

Streaming on: Disney+Hotstar

Abhishek Bachchan upcoming film 'The Big Bull'. Kookie Gulati's directorial is reportedly based on India's securities scam of 1992. 

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