As we know due to coronavirus pandemic film theatres are closed , so many filmmakers are planning to release their films on OTT. Many films such as Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom, Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan, Vidya Balan’s Sherni and Saif Ali Khan, and Arjun Kapoor’s Bhoot Police among others have already headed to OTT while many others are soon expected to follow the suit. Peepingmoon.com has been constantly updating about the Hindi films venturing into OTT and it’s time we reveal the new one that’s skipping the theatrical release.
According to Peepingmoon, Emraan Hashmi’s supernatural horror thriller Ezra will directly release on OTT. The streaming giant Amazon Prime Video has bought the film for a direct-to-web release and will premiere it sometime around July 2021. The film that also stars Nikita Dutta, Darshana Banik, Manav Kaul, and Vipin Sharma is the fourth Bollywood title Amazon Prime has acquired in the last three months after the biggies like Bell Bottom, Toofaan, and Sherni. The remake of a 2017 critically-acclaimed Malayalam film of the same name, Ezra will be Emraan’s third web venture after Tigers (2014) and Netflix espionage thriller series, Bard of Blood, produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
IT'S OFFICIAL… Emraan Hashmi to star in #Hindi remake of #Malayalam supernatural thriller #Ezra… Directed by Jay Krishnan [he directed the original]… Will be shot in #Mumbai and #Mauritius… Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak. pic.twitter.com/izIsA14JKB
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 17, 2019
Backed by Abhishek Pathak, Kumar Mangat Pathak, and Bhushan Kumar, Ezra brings back Emraan Hashmi to his favoured horror genre. Directed by Jay Krishnan who also helmed the original starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Priya Anand, the film revolves around a newly married woman who brings an antique Jewish box into her home unaware that the box contains a ghost.