Mumbai: After winning millions of hearts with his famous monologue in ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’, Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan has become top choice of many ace directors for his impeccable acting skills and on time comic sense. And to take the fit industry by storm once again, the actor is all set to tickle his audience in Ram Madhvani’s next directorial ‘Dhamaka’.
Acquired by streaming giant Netflix, ‘Dhamaka’, made headlines when the OTT platform acquired all its rights for Rs 135 crore and announced it in its list of forthcoming release. Reportedly, this is the highest fee paid by any OTT platform for any movie. Though Netflix did not really set a date for the release of Dhamaka, it has been learnt that the film will release on the OTT platform in October 2021.
As per a industry insider, “The current scenario is such that more and more films are opting for an OTT release especially since theatre business has drastically declined due to Covid. Keeping this in mind, OTT platforms are now slotting releases in quick succession, and Kartik Aaryan’s Dhamaka is one of them.”
Further talking about the release in October the source said, “Yes, Netflix has locked the release of Dhamaka in October this year. The reason being, the festive season of Navratri and Dusshera. Being the usual release pattern for films to release on festive occasions, the digital giant is looking to maximise its viewership with a similar method.”
While an official announcement of the release date is awaited, ‘Dhamaka’ is said to be a remake of 2014 South Korean film ‘The Terror Live’. It tells the story of an ambitious news anchor played by Kartik who tries to use a terrorist attack in order to boost his career.