There were times when a few notable directors were openly criticizing the business model of Netflix saying the movie-watching experience that people get in theatres cannot be matched with move watching on mobile.
Now, most of the businesses have copied the business model of Netflix such as Amazon, Disney, HBO, and Apple and they all came up with their streaming services.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all the theatres worldwide are closed and filmmakers left with no options but to sell their movies to these OTT platforms.
This is the only way to release movies for the audience. While most of the movies rescheduled their release date, some filmmakers sold their movies to OTT platforms with deals that earned them insane profits.
Check out the list of some big Bollywood releases on OTT platforms that are announced.
Lootcase was announced long ago and stars were also promoting the movie but its release date continued to extend.
Finally, the movie is releasing on Disney+ Hotstar. This comic movie was sold at the price of 10 crores.
Akshay Kumar has a fan base and due to his star power, most of his movies crossed the 100 crore mark. The movie has a lot of buzz after the release of first look posters.
Akshay Kumar will be seen playing a transgender in the movie. The movie is an official remake of Tamil movie Muni 2: Kanchana.
The film is directed by Raghava Lawrence featuring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in the lead role. The streaming right of the movie is sold to Disney+ Hotstar for a whopping deal of 125 crore rupees.
Movie analytics are speculating that movies might do more business than the deal amount.
Bhuj: The Pride of India
Bhuj: The Pride of India is a multi-starrer movie with the ensemble cast of Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Nora Fatehi, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, and Sharad Kelkar.
The movie is a promising war action drama written by Abhishek Dudhaiya. Bhuj is sold for the price of 122 Crores.
Khuda Haafiz is a romantic thriller starring Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi in lead roles. The movie is inspired by real incidents and people are expecting some hard-hitting action scenes from the movie.
The movie is directed by Allah Ke Bandey’s fame Farukh Kabir and produced by Kumar Mangat and Abhishek Pathak. The movie will be released on Disney+ Hotstar for 10 crore rupees.
The Big Bull
The Big Bull is another promising movie starring Abhishek Bachchan and Ileana D’Cruz in the lead role.
Abhishek is a talented actor and the first look of the movie gives some businessman vibes from the movie.
Fans are also saying that it is more like an Indian version of ‘Wolf of Wall Street.’ Some speculations have been made because of the story structure as it is loosely based on the journey of Hashad Mehta’s rise and fall as a big-league stockbroker in the country.
The producers of the movie sold the streaming right to Disney+ Hotstar for 40 crore bucks.
Shakuntala Devi is a biopic on the Indian mathematical genius of the same name who is also known as a human computer. The movie was written and directed by Anu Menon starring Vidya Balan in the title role.
The movie also has a supporting cast of Sanya Malhotra, Amit Sadh, and Jisshu Sengupta. The movie sold its streaming right for 40 crores.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
The much-awaited movie starring jhanvi Kapoor in the lead role was Gunjan Saxena biopic.
The movie was produced by Dharma Production but Karan Johar dropped the movie on Netflix after the coronavirus pandemic. The film was sold for 50 crores.
Mahesh Bhatt sat on the director’s chair again after 21 years to direct the sequel of Sadak. Sadak 2 looks promising with the star cast of Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Alia Bhatt in the lead role.
The movie is sold to Disney+ Hotstar for 70 crores.
Late Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen one last time in the movie Dil Bechara.
The movie is an official remake of the famous novel The Fault In Our Stars.
Even though fans are asking to release the movie in theatres, the movie will soon be seen on the Disney+ Hotstar. The deal was made for 40 crores only.
Gulabo Sitabo was one big film for which fans are waiting. Everyone was expecting a lot from the Soojit Sircar directed movie especially when Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan.
The movie shows Amitabh Bachchan as an irritating landlord and Ayushmann as a dumb tenant. The movie was sold to Amazon Prime for 65 crores.