The much awaited Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer ‘Coolie No. 1 will now be releasing on Amazon Prime Video. The movie was earlier scheduled to hit the theatres on 1st May this year, but the Coronavirus pandemic forced the makers to hold the film.
Seeing no hope about the future the makers have finally decided to head for an OTT release. According to Bollywood Hungama, the movie’s right is sold to Amazon and makers have planned to release the film on the auspicious occasion of Diwali this year.
Directed by David Dhavan and produced by Vashu Bhagwani, Jackky Bhagwani, Deepshikha Deshmukh Coolie No. 1 is the remake of 1995 Superhit of the same name starring Govinda and Karishma Kapoor. The movie has got a great hype and people have already started drawing comparison of the new age ‘superstar’ with the legendary Govinda.
In past few months it is seen how big movies are now finally heading for OTT release, this is a big indication that now the industry is not able to hold the film any more. Huge losses are being suffered by the producers, even if things are getting back to normal, there is no hope about reopening of the movie theatres soon.
According to Bollywood Hungama source, “After Laxmi Bomb and Bhuj, it’s Coolie No. 1 that has fetched the maximum money, reconsolidating Varun Dhawan’s star power and the film’s anticipation among the audience. It’s a shocking decision, but the team was left with no other option as the future of cinema halls looks bleak at the moment”.
It would be interesting to see how this main stream entertainer films meant for theatre performs at OTT platform. However there are certainly some worry for the makers, seeing the national sentiment of the public after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. People are refusing the films of starkids. But Varun’s support for Sushant is not hidden from anyone. Varun Dhawan also demanded CBI probe for Sushant Singh Rajput.
Huge responsibility is lying on Varun and Sara’s shoulder as people will surely compare them to the Evergreen Govinda and Karishma Jodi.