'Hungama 2' to directly release on a streaming platform
Hungama 2 will release directly on a streaming platform as theaters in most of the states are shut in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the makers of the film said on Monday. The film, a sequel to director Priyadarshan's 2003 hit comedy Hungama, was slated to hit theaters on August 14 this year. Here are more updates.
We want to entertain audiences amid trying times: Producer
Priyadarshan is returning to direct the movie, which stars Paresh Rawal, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Meezaan Jaffrey, and Pranitha Subhash in the lead. Producer Ratan Jain said Hungama 2 is headed for an OTT release this year with the intention of entertaining audiences amid trying times.
The film caters to all age-groups: Jain
"Hungama 2 is a light-hearted film meant to be enjoyed across all age groups, and we feel it will entertain the audiences and bring some cheer in these trying times," Jain said in a statement. "We will release the film on a digital platform this year and movie lovers can enjoy the laugh riot in the comfort of their homes," he added.
The team is in talks with a top streaming platform
"We have made Hungama 2 with utmost love and we are confident that our film will bring a smile to people's faces," he added. According to a press release shared by filmmakers, the team is in talks with one of the top streaming platforms in the country. Hungama 2 features Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Johnny Lever, and Tiku Talsania in pivotal roles.
The first film starred Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani besides Rawal
A Venus Records and Tapes LLP project, the film is co-produced by Ganesh Jain, Chetan Jain, and Armaan Ventures. The original film starred Rawal along with Shoma Anand, Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, and Rimi Sen.