SonyLIV: News

07 Jul 2024

OTT releases

'36 Days' actor Purab Kohli opposes censorship on OTT platforms

In a recent interview with OTTplay, Bollywood actor Purab Kohli, known for his role in the upcoming web series 36 Days, voiced his strong opposition to censorship in the OTT world.

08 Jun 2024


'Gullak,' 'Panchayat' makers TVF to venture into film industry

The Viral Fever (TVF), the renowned content creation studio, is set to expand into the film industry.

02 Jun 2024


Watch: 'Gullak' S4 clip features Mishra family's rib-tickling English tutorial

The much-awaited fourth season of the popular family drama, Gullak, is set to premiere on SonyLIV on June 7.

11 May 2024

Mohammed Ali Jinnah

SonyLIV's 'Freedom at Midnight' finds Ali Jinnah in Arif Zakaria

After adding a pool of British talent like Cordelia Bugeja and Richard Teverson to the upcoming series Freedom at Midnight, SonyLIV has expanded its ensemble even further.

07 May 2024

OTT releases

'Freedom at Midnight': British talent joins SonyLIV's independence saga

SonyLIV's upcoming drama series, Freedom at Midnight, has announced the addition of several British actors to its cast.

13 Mar 2024

Sumeet Vyas

Sumeet Vyas to make directorial debut with 'Raat Jawaan Hai'

Get ready for a fresh take on "friendship, parenthood, and the challenges of modern life" with SonyLIV's upcoming show, Raat Jawaan Hai.

09 Mar 2024

TV News

Miss World 2024 timing, venue; Sini Shetty represents India

Get ready for a night of glitz and glamor as the Miss World 2024 has returned to India after 28 years!

08 Mar 2024

OTT releases

'Showtime,' 'Damsel': Check out OTT weekend watchlist

Cinephiles, brace yourselves for another thrilling week of OTT releases!

12 Jan 2024

OTT releases

'Cheran's Journey' review: Skip this predictable tale

Tamil filmmaker Cheran is a multiple National Films Award winner, known for films like Autograph. His latest release is the Tamil web series, Cheran's Journey, which premiered on SonyLIV on Friday.

28 Dec 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

NewsBytes Exclusive: 'Cubicles' S03 cast on being relevant in industry

The Viral Fever (TVF) is returning with Cubicles S03, a comedy-drama centered around the corporate world and the lives of employees.

12 Dec 2023

Web Series

Best of 2023: 5 best SonyLIV original shows

The year 2023 brought us some of the best titles to watch in the theaters as well as on various OTT platforms.

08 Dec 2023

OTT releases

'MasterChef India' S08 Grand Finale streaming details are out

MasterChef India is one of the most-watched reality shows in India and now Season 8's Grand Finale is knocking at the door.

06 Dec 2023

Movie Review

'Chamak' review: Performances and music elevate this revenge saga

Twisted and thrilling- that's how Rohit Jugraj's musical web series Chamak is.

30 Nov 2023

OTT releases

'The Archies' to 'Maestro': Big OTT titles releasing in December

We are only a month away from entering 2024, but the entertainment industry isn't done with bringing us some of its best works.

26 Nov 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

British chef's words helped Prachi to not quit 'MasterChef' challenge

Prachi Agarkar has had a roller coaster ride on her MasterChef India journey. The now-eliminated Mumbai contestant has presented some of the most zhanzhanit (Marathi for spicy) recipes.

25 Nov 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

NewsBytes Exclusive: 'MasterChef India's Nidhi Sharma on innovating Himachali cuisine

On at least two occasions, the judges of MasterChef India's eighth season returned an empty plate after tasting the dishes.

01 Nov 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Just building six-pack body isn't acting, says Mukesh Tiwari

Mukesh Tiwari created a mark with his debut performance as Jageera in China Gate. He then gained further recognition as Baccha Yadav and Vasooli Bhai in Gangajal and Golmaal, respectively.

13 Oct 2023

OTT releases

'Shantit Kranti 2' review: Don't miss this hilarious, relatable ride

How often do we have sequels that surpass the original series or a film? The Marathi series Shantit Kranti's second season is a fine example of it.

11 Oct 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Constantly on move,' says Paula on 'Shantit Kranti's filming

Born in Canada, she is now making a name for herself in the Indian film industry.

11 Oct 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Sarang Sathaye on what ails Marathi cinema

Marathi cinema is known for its rich content. Yet, when it comes to its popularity, it still seems to be lagging behind other regional languages, particularly Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada industries.

10 Oct 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Priyadarshini Indalkar 'didn't expect' her 'Farzi' role 

Marathi actor Priyadarshini Indalkar is best known for roles in Phulrani and Maharashtrachi Hasya Jatra. But did you know she was also seen in Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Farzi, which was released on Amazon Prime Video earlier this year?

10 Oct 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Abhay Mahajan dishes about 'Pitchers 3,' 'Shantit Kranti 2'  

Remember Abhay Mahajan aka Saurabh Mandal from TVF Pitchers? He's now gearing up for SonyLIV's Marathi web series Shantit Kranti's second season. Essaying Shreyas's character, Season 2 revolves around a bachelor's trip turned into a spiritual one.

04 Oct 2023

OTT releases

'Kan Khajura': SonyLIV secures rights to Israeli crime-drama 'Magpie'

Israeli gritty thriller drama Magpie is getting an Indian makeover.

20 Sep 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: Most comfortable on Vishal Bhardwaj's sets, says Wamiqa Gabbi 

Wamiqa Gabbi is all set to play a detective in Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of Solang Valley. She began preparing for the role in November 2022 end, months before it went on floors in February.

06 Sep 2023

OTT releases

Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Charlie Chopra' premiere date revealed; trailer is out

Vishal Bhardwaj is one of the most acclaimed auteurs of Indian cinema. The director's OTT debut Charlie Chopra & The Mystery of Solang Valley has been in the buzz for a long time.

30 Aug 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Scam 2003' is 70% real, says Gagan Dev Riar

Seasoned theater actor, Gagan Dev Riar, who has been a part of titles such as A Suitable Boy and Sonchiriya, is set to lead Hansal Mehta's upcoming series Scam 2003: The Telgi Story.

05 Aug 2023

Hansal Mehta

Who was scamster Abdul Karim Telgi, inspiration behind 'Scam 2003'

Following the phenomenal success of Scam 1992, director Hansal Mehta is set to return soon with the second chapter in his Scam series—Scam 2003: The Telgi Story.

23 Jun 2023

Movie Review

'Kafas' review: Edgy, hard-hitting, and thrilling watch

SonyLIV's latest offering is the Sharman Joshi and Mona Singh-led Kafas, a web series that premiered on Friday. The social drama series has picked up the sensitive topic of child abuse mixed with many other factors prevalent in society, only to present a hard-hitting reality.

23 May 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Karan Johar-Guneet Monga's 'Gyaarah Gyaarah' to premiere on SonyLIV

Academy Award winner Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment and Karan Johar's Dharmatic Entertainment (the digital arm of Dharma Productions) announced their first project since their collaboration was announced recently.

19 May 2023

OTT releases

OTT weekend watchlist: 'Kathal' to 'Agent,' binge-watch these new titles

Summer's at its peak and stepping out isn't the wisest of choices, even if it's a weekend. How about you sit back at home and watch some interesting series/films? The third week of May has a lot of entertainment to offer varying from comedy dramas to documentaries.

27 Apr 2023

OTT releases

OTT: 'Fauda's Indian adaptation SonyLIV's 'Tanaav' renewed for another season

The television series Fauda has a cult-like following. India's Applause Entertainment adapted it in association with the OTT platform SonyLIV and it is titled Tanaav. In an exiting recent development, the series has been renewed for another season, per reports.

17 Mar 2023

OTT releases

OTT weekend watchlist: Series and movies to binge-watch this weekend

The month of March started off with a massive lineup of original content, updates on long-awaited shows, and some movies on OTT platforms.

14 Mar 2023

OTT releases

Oscar winner Brendan Fraser's 'The Whale' gets OTT release date

Darren Aronofsky-directed psychological drama The Whale is one of the best films of 2022 and the film won two Oscars at the recently concluded Academy Awards. Brendan Fraser's performance was bestowed with the Best Actor award and the film is releasing on OTT.

03 Mar 2023


#NewsBytesExclusive: 'We need more chick flicks,' says 'Aisha' director

Rajshree Ojha has been flying high on the success of her latest web series, Potluck Season 2. Starring Cyrus Sahukar and Ira Dubey, among others, the SonyLIV series has been gaining traction among the audience.

01 Mar 2023

OTT releases

'Gulmohar,' 'Rocket Boys': A list of March's biggest OTT releases

With a new month in the books, we can't wait to see what OTT has in store for us.

23 Feb 2023

OTT releases

OTT weekend watchlist: Titles to look out for

The weekend is here and so is your binge-watch list. From web series to movies and more, there is a lot that you can watch on streaming platforms.

13 Feb 2023

Rocket Boys

'Rocket Boys': Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh return for Season 2

After the successful run of Season 1 of Rocket Boys, the acclaimed SonyLIV biographical drama series is set to return for its second season in March.

31 Aug 2022


'Chiyaan' Vikram's 'Cobra': SonyLIV bags streaming rights post theatrical run?

Tamil cinema has been putting up an impressive show lately with films like Dhanush's Thiruchitrambalam and Karthi's Viruman turning into crowd-pullers and lighting up the box office.

06 Jul 2022

Imtiaz Ali

'Avrodh 2' to 'Paka': 5 must-watch titles streaming on SonyLIV

SonyLIV is where the action is, quite literally!

23 Jun 2022

Tamil Cinema

Weekend OTT watchlist: Where to watch latest regional offerings?

Almost all OTT platforms have tons of new films and series for fans to watch.

14 Jun 2022

Rajat Kapoor

'Fauda' Hindi adaptation: Manav Vij, Rajat Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan onboard

Globally acclaimed Israeli drama series Fauda is getting its Hindi adaptation.

27 May 2022

Amazon Prime Video

'KGF 2' to 'Attack': OTT releases to watch this weekend

Wondering what to watch from the unlimited list of films on the unlimited number of OTT platforms this weekend?

13 May 2022


'Puzhu' review: Intense narrative aided by brilliant Mammootty, Parvathy Thiruvothu

The promos of Mammootty's most recent outing Puzhu had amped up our curiosity. And, the wait has been worthwhile.

11 May 2022

Web Series

'Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Wapsi' trailer promises intense social drama

SonyLIV is here with its next heartwarming web series, Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Wapsi.

22 Apr 2022

Malayalam Movies

'Antakshari' review: A nail-biting thriller with too many unanswered questions

Antakshari is currently streaming on OTT platform SonyLIV.

16 Apr 2022


5 South Indian films you can watch over this weekend

This month's third weekend is officially here!

09 Apr 2022

The Viral Fever

'Gullak' Season 3 packs similar punch; most dramatic season yet

If you are a fan of TVF's original series, Gullak, then you already know it is not like other web shows but a collection of anecdotes centered around the commonplace Mishra family.

05 Apr 2022

Upcoming Movies

'Antakshari' trailer: Vipin Das's next film is a mind-bending thriller

SonyLIV has dropped the trailer for their upcoming thriller, Antakshari.

01 Apr 2022


7 new releases hitting various OTT platforms in April

April started on a bright note, as far as the OTT space is concerned.

30 Mar 2022

Amazon Prime Video

'Puzhu' to 'Naradan': 5 South-Indian films heading for OTT premiere

Several top films from South Indian Cinema are getting released across various digital platforms over the next few days.

23 Mar 2022

Web Series

'Gullak' season 3 trailer: Mishra family returns with heartfelt anecdotes

One of the most heartwarming web shows of the present time, Gullak is coming back with its third season.

16 Mar 2022

Diana Penty

Why Kerala theater owners decided to ban Dulquer Salmaan's films?

Dulquer Salmaan's call to take his upcoming film, Salute, to OTT by bypassing the theater route has left cinema hall owners mightily angry.

14 Mar 2022

Vidya Balan

Top 5 films/series releasing across OTT platforms on Holi

This year, people will celebrate Holi with full glory after two years of lull.

10 Mar 2022

Ravi Teja

Ravi Teja shooting 'Ramarao On Duty's last leg in Spain

Ravi Teja, who was last seen in the critical and commercial failure Khiladi that released in February, is busy shooting his next, Ramarao On Duty.

07 Mar 2022

Diana Penty

Dulquer Salmaan's 'Salute' ditches theaters, opts for release on SonyLIV

There is finally some update about Salute.

12 Feb 2022

South Indian Cinema

'Bangarraju' to 'Family Pack': 5 unmissable south Indian OTT releases

Ever since the pandemic broke out, the number of films premiering directly on OTT platforms has been on the rise.

27 Jan 2022

Malayalam Movies

'Freedom Fight' trailer promises a powerful narration of patriarchy

The trailer of the upcoming Malayalam anthology film, Freedom Fight, was released Wednesday as India celebrated its 73rd Republic Day.

22 Jan 2022

Siddharth Roy Kapur

'Rocket Boys' trailer: About India's space program and other things

SonyLIV has released the trailer of their upcoming series, Rocket Boys.

24 Jun 2021

Jim Sarbh

'Rocket Boys' first look: Meet on-screen Vikram Sarabhai, Homi Bhabha

The first look of actors Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh from the upcoming web series Rocket Boys was revealed by streaming platform SonyLIV recently.

24 Jun 2021


Favoritism in industry makes you question your craft: Pankaj Jhaa

Actor Pankaj Jhaa is thrilled with the response coming his way for his work on the latest series Maharani as he believes this success is a result of his hardwork of over a decade.

21 Jun 2021


What's streaming this week: 'Ray', 'Grahan', 'Thaen' and more

June has been pretty entertaining since the start, owing to the various shows and movies that got released across all OTT platforms.

28 Apr 2021

Web Series

Jimmy Sheirgill, Eeshwar Nivas booked for defying lockdown in Punjab

Jimmy Sheirgill, along with director Eeshwar Nivas and 33 other crew members were booked by Ludhiana Police for flouting COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the state on Tuesday.

29 Mar 2021

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari set to make digital debut with 'Faadu'

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is all set to step into the digital space. She will be helming SonyLIV's next original Faadu, which is a "unique, intense poetic love-story between two different thinking characters."

22 Jan 2021

Kargil War

'KBC 12' grand finale to salute Kargil War heroes

Despite the various challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, popular television game show Kaun Benega Crorepati returned for another successful season last year.

16 Oct 2020


Runa Saha, first contestant to sit directly on 'KBC's hot-seat

Runa Saha, a 43-year-old homemaker and entrepreneur from Kolkata, created history by becoming the first-ever contestant to sit directly on the Kaun Banega Crorepati hot seat.

28 Sep 2020

Shah Rukh Khan

'KBC 12' premiers tonight: What's new in the social-distancing era?

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to grace the small screen with the beloved game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, which premiers tonight.

23 Dec 2019

Reliance Jio

JioFiber users now getting free access to popular OTT platforms

Reliance Jio has finally started offering free access to some of the popular OTT platforms to all its eligible JioFiber users.

22 Dec 2019


#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more

In the third week of December, the world of tech witnessed plenty of activity, both good and bad.

21 Dec 2019


#BugAlert: SonyLIV flaw risked personal emails, phone numbers of users

SonyLIV, the popular over-the-top streaming service operated by Sony Pictures Networks, had a critical security flaw.

11 Dec 2019


This 40-inch Telefunken Smart TV is made for Indian weather conditions

Expanding its range of smart televisions, Germany-based Telefunken has launched a new 40-inch model in India.

TV actor Pratish Vora's 2-year-old daughter dies in freak accident

In an unfortunate incident, the two-year-old daughter of television actor Pratish Vora died on Wednesday night.

02 May 2019


'KBC Season 11' registrations begin, here's how you can participate

Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian adaptation of the British game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is all set to hit the small screens with its eleventh season, hosted by Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, soon.