Disney+ Hotstar today announced its new line-up of high-quality local original content – shows and movies with the promise of Har Watch, Top Notch. Viewers will be able to enjoy a host of new and returning seasons of Hotstar Specials series comprising the best of talent from the industry, high-quality production, experimental formats and more. In addition, viewers will also get to experience the biggest and highly-anticipated Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex movies, access to the vast library of Disney+ content and LIVE streams of the biggest sporting tournaments. The platform is expanding its subscription offering, and the consumers will have the power to choose from a range of three new subscription plans.
“The content slate demonstrates our relentless pursuit of bringing original and locally relevant stories to our consumers. With our fresh slate of movies and shows, we are proud that India’s top stars and industry stalwarts have chosen to debut with us to present stories that are genre-defining clubbed with high-quality production that makes Har Watch, Top Notch,” said Sunil Rayan, President & Head, Disney+ Hotstar. “With the newly introduced subscription plans, we want to make our content more accessible to our viewers by offering best-in-class entertainment while giving them an opportunity to choose the plan that best suits their needs,” he added.
“At Disney Star, we believe in the power of great storytelling. We have always challenged conventions and been at the forefront of content creation with powerful and category-defining stories ranging from strong women-centric narratives, mythology to history and contemporary tales. We’re thrilled to expand our offering on Disney+ Hotstar by adding an incredible array of blockbuster movies and multilingual original series in Telugu and Tamil,” said Gaurav Banerjee, President & Head, Hindi and English Entertainment, Star India.
The platform is roping in talent powerhouses including Ajay Devgn, Sushmita Sen, Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Pratik Gandhi, Kirti Kulhari, Shabana Azmi, Shefali Shah, Richa Chadha; superstars from the south Sathyaraj, Sarath Kumar, Siddharth; award-winning directors and showrunners including Nikkhil Advani, Neeraj Pandey, Ram Madhvani, Vipul Shah, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Habib Faisal, Nagesh Nagesh Kukunoor, Rajesh Mapuskar, Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Mitakshara Kumar, Vikrant Pawar; along with captivating stories across genres that strike a chord across all emotions, making it a must-watch for viewers across India.
In line with its promise of Har Watch, Top Notch, the new line-up has it all: productions mounted on unprecedented magnitudes like the period-action drama magnum opus series The Empire helmed by Nikkhil Advani and starring Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea and Shabana Azmi, and crime-drama series Rudra – The Edge of Darkness which marks the digital debut of megastar Ajay Devgn, and Esha Deol. Scaling up stories featuring strong characters and women-centric narratives like the highly-anticipated second season of Aarya featuring Sushmita Sen, Fear – a supernatural thriller starring Tisca Chopra, and medical drama Human starring Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari. Following the blockbuster success of espionage thriller Special Ops, comes the first-of-its-kind ‘Special Ops Universe’ where multiple characters, stories and seasons will co-exist within a universe in a multi-series format; starting with Kay Kay Menon-starrer Special Ops 1.5. The platform remains heavily invested in bringing to the fore path-breaking storytelling formats and unconventional genres – appealing to viewers with a discerning taste like murder mystery Six Suspects starring Pratik Gandhi and Richa Chadha, the tech-thriller Escaype Live, political dramas City of Dreams (Season 2) and Gharshana, bestselling novel adaptation Those Pricey Thakur Girls, dance reality series Dance+, the third chapter of popular franchise Criminal Justice starring Pankaj Tripathi and more.
Adding to its expansive repertoire of blockbuster hits and top-notch content, Disney+ Hotstar will be adding a gamut of new films including the recently released comedy-caper Hungama 2, Bhuj, Bhoot Police and more.
Disney+ Hotstar will continue to bring LIVE streams of the biggest cricket tournaments, including the VIVO IPL 2021 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – all within the next six months (as per current schedule)! The platform will also showcase LIVE streams of upcoming Tennis, Football and F1 tournaments.
Viewers will be able to enjoy an extensive collection of beloved library titles, as well as a robust slate of Disney+ originals which includes the unparalleled line-up of content from Disney (Mulan, Cruella), Pixar (Luca, Soul, Onward) Marvel (Black Widow, Loki, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier), Star Wars (The Mandalorian), National Geographic (India from Above, Running Wild with Bear Grylls) and more.
The platform also offers the latest American shows, blockbusters movies and award-winning content from the best international studios including Endemol, HBO, Showtime and more; giving people top notch content to enjoy throughout the year.