- The high budgeted magnum-opus The Empire will release in August.
- Criminal Justice scored a surprise renewal even though the original show, the series is based on consists of only two seasons.
- Telugu originals Gharshana and Family Matters are part of the content slate.
Disney+ Hotstar today announced an exciting Indian original slate of Hotstar Specials and Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex movies with a promise of “Har Watch, Top Notch”. The content slate for the first time includes Telugu original shows like Gharshana and Family Matters and has content spread across various genres.
Some of the highlights of the Hotstar Specials slate include a Tech-thriller starring Siddharth, Javed Jaffrey, and Ritvik Sahore called “Escaype Live”, a medical thriller named “Human” which stars Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari, a supernatural thriller “Fear 1.0” starring Tisca Chopra, Saurabh Shukla and Rajesh Tailang, and a murder mystery “Six Suspects” starring Pratik Gandhi and Richa Chadha. Star India is also moving the hit reality show Dance+ to the service.
Coming to the Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex content slate, the titles are already revealed by the platform with some announcements dating back to the initial announcement. The first movie out on the platform will be Bhuj: The Pride of India that will premiere on August 13 followed by Bhoot Police featuring Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Yami Gautam on September 17. Despite many reports suggesting many Tamil and Telugu movies are acquired by the platform, none of them is officially confirmed as of now.
New Hotstar Specials:
The Empire, a historical fiction starring Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea, Shabana Azmi, and Drashti Dhami
Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, a crime drama starring Ajay Devgn and Esha Deol
Human, a medical drama starring Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari
Six Suspects, a murder mystery starring Pratik Gandhi, Richa Chadha, and Ashutosh Rana
Escaype Live, a tech-thriller starring Siddharth, Javed Jaffrey, and Ritvik Sahore
Fear 1.0, a supernatural thriller starring Tisca Chopra, Saurabh Shukla and Rajesh Tailang
Gharshana, a crime drama starring Naveen Chandra, Sarath Kumar and Jagapathi Babu
My Perfect Husband, a family drama starring Sathyaraj
Family Matters, a mystery thriller starring Murali Sharma, Nandu, Akshara Gowda and Sonia Agarwal
Those Pricey Thakur Girls, a romantic comedy starring Akshay Oberoi, Saher Bamba, Raj Babbar, and Poonam Dhillon
Special Ops 1.5, an espionage thriller spun-off from Special OPS universe and stars Kay Kay Menon as Himmat Singh
Returning Hotstar Specials:
City of Dreams S02, a political drama starring Priya Bapat, Atul Kulkarni, Eijaz Khan, and Sachin Pilgaonkar
The Legend of Hanuman S02, a mythological animated show featuring the voice of Sharad Kelkar
A new season of hit legal drama Criminal Justice starring Pankaj Tripathi.
Dance+, a dance reality show with Remo D’souza, moved from Star Plus.
“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.
In addition to the content announcements, Disney+ Hotstar had revamped its subscription tiers. For the first time, any subscriber of the platform will have access to all that Disney+ Hotstar has to offer.