COVID-19 pandemic has caused movie theaters to shut in India indefinitely, and we are now seeing a barrage of digital exclusive movie releases from the film industry. While there is chatter about big-budget Laxmmi Bomb will stream exclusively online, several movies like Dil Bechara and Shakuntala Devi have already gotten premiere dates. Here is a look at 6 top Bollywood movies going straight to digital this year.
1. Dil Bechara
Dil Bechara is possibly the most awaited digital release of this year, considering it is Sushant Singh Rajput's last Bollywood film. An official remake of The Fault In Our Stars, Dil Bechara is releasing on Disney+ Hotstar on July 24. It will be available for subscribers as well as non-subscribers.
2. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is another Bollywood movie that's making its way straight to digital due to theater shutdown in India. The Jahnvi Kapoor-starrer will premiere on Netflix in the coming days. However, a release date has not been revealed yet.
Ludo is Anurag Basu's next which has already tied up for digital rights with Amazon Prime Video. While there hasn't been any official announcement on the premiere date or tie-up, expect the small-budget movie to go live in the coming few weeks.
4. Laxmmi Bomb
Laxmmi Bomb is another one of the most awaited releases in Bollywood this year. Starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role, the film has reportedly been acquired by Disney+ Hotstar for a cool Rs 125 crores. We shall have to wait sometime to get a final confirmation on this.
5. Shakuntala Devi
Shakuntala Devi is another interesting content-driven Bollywood film coming out this year. With Vidya Balan playing the titular role of the genius mathematician, the movie is out on Amazon Prime Video on July 15. Expect a fun and interesting watch.
6. Sadak 2
And, finally, Mukesh Bhatt just confirmed that Sadak 2, sequel to the classic, will premiere exclusively on streaming. The decision comes after no update on when and if movie theaters will open in 2020. However, the director has not announced the platform and date of release. Sadak 2 stars Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur in lead roles.