Prime Video unveils its biggest slate to date

Dupahiya, featuring Gajrao Rao and Renuka Shahane is one of the multiple attractions on Prime Video in times to come. Photo: Sterling Media

On March 19, Prime Video unveiled its most ambitious and diverse content slate till date in the country at its second Prime Video Presents India showcase, with close to 70 series and movies, most of them premiering on the service over the next 2 years. With 40 Original series and movies, and 29 of some of India’s biggest and most anticipated movies, the slate promises to bring the best of Indian entertainment to delight and engage customers.

Following on the heels of a successful 2023, Prime Video’s upcoming slate features a diverse range of new series, returning favorites, shows for young adults, original movies, co-productions and post-theatrical releases, reiterating its promise to be the first choice in entertainment for every Indian, with continued investments in content across languages.

Prime Video’s upcoming originals offer something for everyone in the household, featuring a wide array of series and movies spanning several genres in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. From riveting thrillers and engrossing dramas to rib-tickling comedies and spine-chilling horror, to unscripted shows, stories for young adults, high-octane action and also musical dramas, the diverse slate brings the best local stories to screen. This is in addition to movies across languages from some of India’s most prestigious film studios that will come to the service after their theatrical premieres.

“At Prime Video, it has been our focus to super-serve Indian customers with the best of entertainment across formats. From clutter-breaking Original series and movies and direct-to-service premieres to post-theatrical launches of some of the biggest hits across languages, our goal is to be the first choice of entertainment for every customer,” said Sushant Sreeram, country director, Prime Video, India.

He added, “Our content broke new grounds in 2023, helping India remain a frontrunner across international locales, in new customer adoption and Prime member engagement. We are humbled by the love we have received from our customers, and want every story on our service to be someone’s favorite show or movie. In sync with this, we are thrilled to unveil our biggest, most diverse slate till date, and are certain that our upcoming series and movies will continue to enthrall audiences, not just in India but around the world.”

“At Prime Video, it has been our ongoing mission to be a global showcase for diverse, authentic and rooted Indian stories, that can transcend linguistic and geographical borders,” said Aparna Purohit, head of Originals, India and South-East Asia, Prime Video. “It has been gratifying to witness the national and global impact of our shows and movies, and this fuels us to further champion Indian content on the global stage. As the home for storytellers and talent, we are also excited to partner with some of the most prolific names in Indian entertainment, and empower dynamic, new voices to create stories that are fresh, powerful, inspiring and entertaining. We are confident that our upcoming slate of series and movies will pave the way for even more compelling narratives from India to emerge.”

Special guest Mike Hawkins, who had flown down to India for the occasion hosted by Karan Johar, revealed that in 2023, their Indian content was watched in over 210 countries and territories, in any given week, and trended in the top 10 on Prime Video worldwide for 43 of the last 52 weeks. He also said that outside US, more customers signed up in India than anywhere else, and that last year, India had the highest percentage of streaming.

Amazon Prime Video has a repertoire of over 28,000 hours of programming and over 6000 movies.

Jonathan Nolan (Memento, Interstellar, The Dark Knight) and Ella Purnell were also among the foreign guests present to represent their game-based series, Fallout, which streams from April 11.

Varun Dhawan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu with filmmakers Raj & DK and writer Sita Menon (for Citadel), Shahid Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Abhishek Bachchan, Gajraj Rao, Suriya and Vijay Deverakonda were among others present.

The forthcoming slate includes Citadel (Indian version), Dupahiya, Daldal, Andhera, Bad News, Bandish Bandits 2, Dhootha, Ground Zero, Don 3, The Tribe, Aye Watan Mere Watan and many more.







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