Theaters are closed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic in India. And that has prompted movie producers to tie up with streaming platforms to premiere their films exclusively online. This week brings in a lot of action on this front as several movies and Web series premiere. From Yaara on ZEE5 to Shakuntala Devi on Prime Video and Raat Akeli Hai on Netflix, here are 5 big movies and Web series releasing this week.
Yaara is the latest Bollywood movie set to premiere exclusively on ZEE5, out on July 30. This is a crime drama film that stars Vidyut Jammwal, Shruti Haasan, and Amit Sadh in leading roles. Yaara is a remake of the French film A Gang Story (2011).
2. Shakuntala Devi
Shakuntala Devi is one of the most awaited movies this year, which shows a dramatised representation of mathematician Shakuntala Devi's life. Stars Vidya Balan and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles. Shakuntala Devi is out on Prime Video on July 31.
Lootcase is another Bollywood movie that's skipping theatrical release and going straight to digital. Slated for exclusive release on Disney+ Hotstar on July 31, Lootcase is an upcoming comedy that features Kunal Khemu and Rasika Dugal in leading roles.
4. Raat Akeli Hai
Raat Akeli Hai is part of 17 upcoming movies and TV shows from Netflix India. It marks the comeback of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte on Netflix India after a smashing debut with Sacred Games. Raat Akeli also comes out July 31.
5. Avrodh: The Siege Within
Avrodh: The Siege Within is the latest original Web series from Sony LIV's lineup. Starring Amit Sadh and Neeraj Kabi in leading roles, Avrodh retells the story of the surgical strike India carried out on Pakistani soil a couple of years ago.