India is witnessing the first wave of digital releases of much-awaited movies. Amazon Prime Video has secured the global streaming rights of several south Indian movies, and the streaming giant will be premiering them in over 200 countries over the next three months.
Here is the list of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies that will release on Amazon Prime Video:
Ponmagal Vandhal (Tamil):
Ponmagal Vandhal was expected to premiere on Amazon Prime Video during the first week of May. However, the release was put on hold after the Jyotika-starrer faced opposition from members of the Tamil film exhibitors’ association for skipping the traditional theater release. Bankrolled by Suriya, the movie is written and directed by J.J. Fredrick. It also stars Parthiban, Bhagyaraj, Prathap Pothen and Pandiarajan.
We are excited and cant wait for you all to watch #PonmagalVandhalOnPrime from 29th May. She isn’t afraid to fight for what is right!#WorldPremiereOnPrime#Jyotika @fredrickjj @rparthiepan@rajsekarpandian @2D_ENTPVTLTD @govind_vasantha @SonyMusicSouth@PrimeVideoIN pic.twitter.com/5LPgP9LtQC
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) May 15, 2020
Release Date: May 29.
Penguin (Tamil and Telugu)
The filmmakers have so far kept details about Penguin under wraps. We don’t know anything about Keerthy Suresh’s character, except for the fact that she is heavily pregnant. Written and directed by Eshavar Karthic, the film is produced by Stone Bench Films and Karthik Subbaraj.
A very special journey that I can’t wait for you all to experience ! 😊#PenguinOnPrime on 19th June! #WorldPremiereOnPrime @PrimeVideoIN @karthiksubbaraj @EashvarKarthic @Music_Santhosh @KharthikD @Anilkrish88 @StonebenchFilms @kaarthekeyens @PassionStudios_ pic.twitter.com/UbUBmdTPCk
— Keerthy Suresh (@KeerthyOfficial) May 15, 2020
Release Date: June 19.
Touted to be a women-centric drama, Law marks the debut of Ragini Chandran. Bankrolled by Puneeth Rajkumar’s home production banner, PRK productions, the film also stars Siri Prahlad and veteran actor Mukhyamantri Chandru. The movie is written and directed by Raghu Samarth.
Release Date: June 26.
French Biryani (Kannada)
This is former RJ and stand-up comic Danish Sait’s second movie after Humble Politician Nograj. He plays an auto-rickshaw driver from Shivajinagar in Bengaluru. And it is worth noting that one of the voice characters was created by Danish like Nograj to prank his listeners during his RJ days. The movie is written by Avinash Balekkala, directed by Pannaga Bharana and produced by Ashwini and Puneeth Rajkumar and Gurudutt A Talwar. It also stars Sal Yusuf and Pitobash.
We’ve whipped up a delicious tale for y’all! On July 24, savour the world premiere of #FrenchBiryaniOnPrime #WorldPremiereOnPrime#PRKProductions @DanishSait #PRKAudio @pitobash #PannagaBharana #YusufSal #MahanteshHiremutt pic.twitter.com/D5iPCL0fe2
— Puneeth Rajkumar (@PuneethRajkumar) May 15, 2020
Release Date: July 24.
Sufiyum Sujatayum (Malayalam)
This is easily one of the biggest Malayalam movies to have a direct OTT release. Starring Jayasurya in the lead, the film also has Aditi Rao Hydari as the female lead. Written and directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas, the movie is described as a “beautiful love story.” Vijay Babu’s Friday Film House has produced it.
A world premiere on Amazon Prime for the first time in the history of Malayalam cinema… and a first for me too! #SufiyumSujatayumOnPrime Coming soon on @primevideoin #WorldPremierOnPrime@vijaybabuFFH @actor_jayasurya @naranipuzhaS pic.twitter.com/4jAuP4pc6F
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) May 15, 2020
Release Date: Yet to be announced.
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