Akshay Kumar has a big lineup of movies scheduled to release in the next couple of years. One of the most anticipated movies among these is the historical epic action-drama Prithviraj. The movie is based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan, a legendary Hindu Rajput warrior king of the Chahamana Dynasty. Prithviraj marks the Bollywood debut of Manushi Chhillar, the winner of the Miss World 2017 pageant. Akshay Kumar’s fans are eagerly waiting for the release of the movie as it is probably the first time he is appearing in a historical biopic. Here’s everything you need to know about the Prithviraj OTT release and other details.
Prithviraj Star Cast
The epic historic drama stars Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar, Sonu Sood, Sanjay Dutt and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles. Akshay Kumar is in the titular role of Prithviraj Chauhan. Manushi plays Prithvira’s beloved wife Sanyogita. Here’s a look at the full star cast of the movie:
- Akshay Kumar as Prithviraj Chauhan
- Sanjay Dutt
- Manushi Chhillar as Sanyogita
- Manav Vij as Muhammad Ghori
- Sonu Sood as Chand Bardai, an Indian poet who composed Prithviraj Raso, a Braj Bhasha epic poem about the life of Prithviraj Chauhan.
- Ashutosh Rana as Jayachandra
- Sakshi Tanwar
- Lalit Tiwari as Anangpal Tomar
- Ajoy Chakrabarty
- Deependra Singh
- Govind Pandey as Pajawan
- Nikkita Chadha
Prithviraj Theatrical Release Date
The movie was earlier announced to release in theatres on Nov 13, 2020. However, it was postponed due to a production delay between March to October 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prithviraj was scheduled to release on Jan 21, 2022. However, its theatrical release gets delayed again due to Omicron. Now, it will debut on big screens on June 3, 2022.
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Prithviraj OTT Platform and Digital Rights
In 2021, the streaming giant Amazon Prime Video acquired the streaming rights of four YRF movies. The huge Rs 200 crores deal includes movies, Bunty Aur Babli 2, Prithviraj, Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Shamshera. All these movies will release on Prime Video after four weeks of their theatrical release.
The trailer of the movie was launched on YRF’s official YouTube channel on May 9, 2021. While Akshay Kumar fans liked it, most of the viewers criticized the trailer for Akshay Kumar’s poor look and application. While some others also rebuked it for poor VFX quality and other aspects. Watch the trailer here:
Prithviraj OTT Release Date on Prime Video
As per YRF’s deal with Amazon Prime Video, Prithviraj will digitally premiere on the streaming service four weeks after its theatrical release. Since Prithviraj is going to release in theatres on June 3, 2022, it will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the first week of July.
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