Friday, 15 May 2020

Much awaited Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal will the first to premiere in Amazon Prime Video

Much awaited Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal will the first to premiere in Amazon Prime Video on May 29th ; Will become the first big film in the country to premiere on an OTT platform!

Slate of movies across 5 Indian languages with titles like Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer featuring Vidya Balan as lead, R. Madhavan and Anushka Shetty starrer Nishabdham among others too to premiere between May and August on Amazon Prime Video.

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Chennai, India, 15th May 2020 – One of Tamil cinema's most eagerly awaited films, Ponmagal Vandhal, featuring actress Jyotika in the lead, will premiere on Amazon Prime on May 29, 2020.

The film, which has an impressive cast including five directors -- K Bhakyaraj, R.Parthiban, Pratap Pothen, Pandiarajan & Thyagarajan -- in important roles, will be the first Indian mainstream film to premiere on an OTT platform.

The film's first look itself had triggered a huge interest among fans and the public and the expectations from the film have only been rising with time.

Written and directed by J.J. Fredrick, the gripping court room drama has been produced by Jyotika & Suriya.

Speaking about their decision to partner with Amazon for the film's release, 2D Entertainment CEO and co-producer of Ponmagal Vadhal Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian said,"We are excited to partner with Amazon Prime Video for the release of Ponmagal Vandhal. We are sure this will open up a new avenue for mainstream films in the OTT platform and set a new trend.

“The gripping legal drama, while being local in its narrative, is an engrossing story that audiences will surely enjoy. With a global release on Amazon Prime Video across 200 countries and territories, we are happy to take the film to newer audiences worldwide. Ponmagal Vandhal is an eagerly awaited film from Jyotika & Surya production. The first look of the film garnered a phenomenal response and we have been receiving a lot of requests to reveal more details. With the film releasing on Amazon Prime Video, we are glad that viewers can enjoy the riveting courtroom drama anywhere and anytime at their convenience."

Apart from Ponmagal Vandhal, Amazon Prime will also be premiering at least seven other highly-anticipated films including Shoojit Sircar’s Amitabh Bachchan (Black, Piku) and Ayushmann Khurrana (Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan,Andhadhun)-starrer Gulabo Sitabo, Anu Menon’s Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer with Vidya Balan (Dirty Picture, Kahaani) playing the lead, Nishabdham starring Anushka Shetty and R Madhavan in addition to Keerthy Suresh (Mahanathie) starrer Penguin (Tamil and Telugu), Sufiyum Sujathayum (Malayalam), Law (Kannada) and French Biryani (Kannada).

The movies will premiere exclusively on Prime Video over the next three months and will be available in 200 countries and territories worldwide.

“At Prime Video, we believe in listening to what our consumers want and working backwards from there. This belief is the genesis of our latest offering,” said Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, India.

“Over the last 2 years, Prime Video has become the destination of choice for our customers to watch new releases, across the languages, within weeks of their
theatrical release. Now, we’re taking this one step further, with eight of India’s most-anticipated films premiering exclusively on Prime Video, bringing the cinematic experience to their doorstep.”

“Indian audiences have been eagerly awaiting the release of these 8 highly anticipated films and we are delighted that Amazon Prime Video will now be premiering these movies for our customers - who can enjoy watching these from the safety and comfort of their homes and on a screen of their choice. Prime Video with its deep penetration in India, with viewership across over 4000 Towns and Cities, and its world-wide reach in more than 200 countries and territories, will give a large global
release footprint to these films. We feel truly excited about this initiative and are confident of delighting our Prime Members with this offering” said Gaurav Gandhi, Director and Country General Manager, Amazon Prime Video India.

Amazon Prime Video’s direct-to-service slate:

Ponmagal Vandhal (Tamil), from 29th May on Amazon Prime Video
Starring Jyotika, Parthiban, Bhagyaraj, Prathap Pothen and Pandiarajan, Ponmagal Vandhal is a legal drama. The movie is written and directed by J.J. Fredrick and produced by Jyotika & Suriya

Gulabo Sitabo (Hindi), from 12th June on Amazon Prime Video
Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, Gulabo Sitabo is a quirky family comedy depicting day-to-day struggles of the common man. The movie has been written by Juhi Chaturvedi, directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.

Nishabdham (Tamil and Telugu), from 19th June on Amazon Prime Video
Starring Anushka Shetty and R Madhavan, Nishabdham is the story of Sakshi an artist with speech impairment and Anthony, who is a celebrity musician. How the two come together and what transpires from there is what forms the crux of this thriller. The  movie is written and directed by Hemant Madhukar and produced by Kona Venkat and TG Vishwa Prasad.

Law (Kannada), from 26th June on Amazon Prime Video
Starring Ragini Chandran, Siri Prahlad and veteran actor Mukhyamantri Chandru, Law is written and directed by Raghu Samarth and produced by Ashwini and Puneeth Rajkumar.

Penguin (Tamil and Telugu), from 17th July on Amazon Prime Video
Starring Keerthy Suresh, Penguin is written and directed by Eshavar Karthic. The film is produced by Stone Bench Films and Karthik Subbaraj.

French Biryani (Kannada), from 24th July on Amazon Prime Video
French Biryani features actors Danish Sait, Sal Yusuf and Pitobash as leads. The movie is written by Avinash Balekkala, directed by Pannaga Bharana and produced by Ashwini and Puneeth Rajkumar and Gurudutt A Talwar.

Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer (Hindi), release date to be announced
Featuring Vidya Balan in the lead, Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer is a biographical drama on the life of Shakuntala Devi, a writer and mathematician who was popularly known as the human computer. The movie is written by Nayanika Mahtani and Anu Menon, who is also directing the film. It is produced by Abundantia Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Sony Pictures Networks India.

Sufiyum Sujathayum (Malayalam), release date to be announced
Starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Jayasuruya, Soofiyum Sujathayum is written and directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas and produced by Vijay Babu’s Friday Film House.

The new releases will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalogue. These include Indian-produced Amazon Original series like Four More Shots Please!, The Family Man, Mirzapur, Inside Edge and Made In Heaven, and award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series, including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all on Prime Video, which is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles available in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati,
Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Bengali.

Prime members will be able to watch all titles anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in India at no extra cost with Prime membership for just Rs 999 annually or Rs 129 monthly, new customers can find out more at and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.

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