The new: Digital release of movies
With the Covid-19 pandemic this year, everything has come to stand still. Office, schools, colleges, Hotels, Restaurants, theatres, parks, gyms are closed. Everyone has to wear mask, follow self-social distancing so to avoid risk of getting covid-19.
When there was a normalcy the movies here used to release in Theatres and then after a gap of 6 to 9 months it should get release on OTT Channel like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Hotstar+, Zee5, Sony Liv, Eros Now, etc.
In the recent news, our state government has still not given clearance to theatres to open.
For Bollywood there are many movies which are completed and ready for release, but due to the pandemic filmmakers have put the release date on hold or shifted to a future date. Few filmmakers decided to take advantage of the current situation and choose to release it on OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Hotstar+, Zee5, Sony Liv, Eros Now, etc.
|Movie Name||Release Date||Digital streaming partner|
|Ghoomketu||22nd May 2020||Zee5|
|Gulabo Sitabo||12th June 2020||Amazon Prime|
|Dil Bechara||24th July 2020||Hotstar|
|Yaara||30th July 2020||Zee5|
|Lootcase||31st July 2020||Hotstar|
|Shakuntala Devi||31st July 2020||Amazon Prime|
|Raat Akeli Hai||31st July 2020||Netflix|
|Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl||12th August 2020||Netflix|
|Khuda Haafiz||14th August 2020||Hotstar|
|Class of 83`||21st August 2020||Netflix|
|Sadak 2||28th August 2020||Hotstar|
|Laxmmi Bomb||Release date not available with us||Hotstar|
|Bhuj: The Pride of India||Release date not available with us||Hotstar|
|The Big Bull||Release date not available with us||Hotstar|
This is also another way to reach maximum people during this pandemic. Viewers will sit together and enjoy the movie and it`s also at the ease to their pocket.
Until this pandemic ends this seems to be the new way for film-makers to make money from the digital streaming platforms.