Amazon Prime Video has unveiled 58 Indian titles for the next two years — 2022, 2023, and early 2024 — and they are packed with enough names that there’s something to delight everyone. They star the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Arya, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Aditi Rao Hyadri, Juhi Chawla, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Abhishek Bachchan, Jitendra Kumar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Arya, Naga Chaitanya, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Aishwarya Rajesh, Ramya Nambeesan, and Vidya Balan. And they come from the minds of Vikramaditya Motwane, Raj & DK, Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Sudip Sharma, Nikkhil Advani, Farhan Akhtar, Puneet Krishna, Anu Menon, Abhishek Sharma, and Rohit Shetty.
Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment — best known for Mirzapur on Prime Video, and behind Bollywood movies such as Dil Chahta Hai — is the most common fixture in Amazon’s new Indian slate with nine projects in total across the board. That’s thanks to five licensed films which will premiere in cinemas first, before streaming exclusively on Prime Video. The other four are originals, including the returning Mirzapur and Made in Heaven, alongside new series Dahaad with Sonakshi Sinha, and Bambai Meri Jaan with Kay Kay Menon. Other major production houses include Yash Raj Films (five films, all licensed), Johar’s Dharma (two originals, three licensed), Abundantia Entertainment (two originals and two co-productions), and Raj & DK’s D2R Films (three originals).
This is the biggest slate Amazon has announced in one go from India, and there will no doubt be more reveals across the next two years. At its “Prime Video Presents India” event on Thursday in Mumbai, Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said this was part of its efforts to double investment in producing local content from India over the next five years. No concert investment numbers were provided though. In early 2020, when Amazon founder and then-CEO Jeff Bezos visited India, he had basically said the same thing — that Amazon had “made a decision to double down our Prime Video investments here in India.”
Among the 58 Indian titles coming to Prime Video, there are 35 series and 23 movies. If you were to break it down further, Amazon announced 18 new original scripted series and four documentary series. Additionally, it renewed three ongoing scripted series, and gave us first looks at or provided more details for six returning ones and four new series. On the movies side, there are 17 licensed films from the likes of YRF and Excel Media (five each, as I said previously), Ajay Devgn FFilms (four films), and Dharma (three). That leaves six movies, among which there’s five new announcements, alongside a first look at Akshay Kumar-led Ram Setu.
That’s a lot to parse through, which is why we’ve divided all of it in neat lists below that you can quickly parse through. If you want to learn more, be sure to check out our dedicated coverage from Amazon’s Prime Video Presents India event on Wednesday — attached below — for all the new Indian movies, series, documentaries, and reality series coming your way over the next two years. …Read More
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