Laxmmi Bomb to Bhuj: 8 Bollywood Movies To Directly Release On Disney+ Hotstar
Movies to be released on Disney+ Hotstar

With cinema halls and multiplexes shut down, several big Bollywood films have opted for direct digital release. We have a list of 8 movies to release directly on Disney+ Hotstar.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the entertainment industry has incurred a huge loss in the last couple of months. The cinema halls multiplexes are closed for the last three months. They remained to be shut down for at least a month or two. As the filmmakers are going a rough phase, expect more and more movies to come out directly on OTT platforms. After Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, more Bollywood movies have opted for direct digital releases. From Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb to Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride Of India, these 8 eight movies will be released on Disney+ Hotstar. Have a look at the list:

Laxmmi Bomb

Starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani, Laxmmi Bomb is the official Hindi remake of the Tamil film, Muni 2: Kanchana. The film is being directed helmed by Raghava Lawrence, who also directed the Tamil version. Laxmmi Bomb was scheduled for Eid 2020 release. As per the reports, Hotstar bought the digital rights of the movie for a whopping Rs 125 crore.

Sadak 2

Mahesh Bhatt is making his return as a director with Sadak 2. It is the first time he is working with his daughter Bhatt. The movie is the sequel to Mahesh Bhatt’s 1991 film of the same name, which starred his elder daughter, Pooja Bhatt. Sadak 2 stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt.

The Big Bull

Abhishek Bachchan’s comeback film is reportedly based on stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who had committed many financial crimes. Directed by Kookie Gulati and produced by Ajay Devgn, the film was scheduled for release on 23 Oct 2020 in theatres. However, it will now release on Disney+ Hotstar.

Bhuj: The Pride Of India

Set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the film is about the life of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, the then in-charge of the Bhuj airport who and his team reconstructed the IAF airbase with the help of 300 local women. The movie stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar, Nora Fatehi, Ammy Virk and Pranitha Subhash. It is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya.

Dil Bechara

Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie would be ‘Dil Bechara’. Previously titled ‘Kizie Aur Manny’, ‘Dil Bechara’ is casting director Mukesh Chhabra’s directional debut. The film was slated for May 8, 2020 release. However, due to shutdown, the film failed to release in theatres. Now, it will release directly on Disney+ Hotstar on 24 July 2020.

Khuda Haafiz

Directed by Faruk Kabir, Khuda Haafiz is a romantic action thriller Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi in lead roles. The film is based on true events.

Lootcase

Directed by Rajesh Krishnan, Lootcase stars Kunal Kemmu and Rasika Duggal. The comedy movie has been postponed multiple times. It was finally set for release on 10 April 2020. But, since the cinema halls and multiplexes remained shut due to the lockdown, the makers have now opted for direct digital release.

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Besides these movies, Jahnvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena will directly release Netflix. Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.

So, this is the list of movies directly releasing to Disney+ Hotstar as part of Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex initiative which was a result of theatre shut down due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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