'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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.