Disney+ Hotstar unveile 18 Hotstar Specials and Multiplex titles for the next 1 year.
Disney+ Hotstar president and chief Sunil Rayan Said :
The 18 new Hotstar Specials are brimming with big stars from across India, we have Ajay Devgn, Sushmita Sen, Shabana Azmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Saif Ali Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Shefali Shah, Kirti Kulhari, Dino Morea, Siddharth, Sathyaraj, Sarath Kumar, Tisca Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam, Kunal Kapoor, Javed Jaffrey, Shashank Arora, Rajesh Tailang, and Pratik Gandhi among many others.
The new of Disney+ Hotstar originals come from directors and showrunners such as Nikkhil Advani, Neeraj Pandey, Ram Madhvani, Vipul Shah, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Habib Faisal, Nagesh Kukonoor, Rajesh Mapuskar, Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Mitakshara Kumar, and Vikrant Pawar. As you can tell from the talent involved, Disney+ Hotstar is further pushing into regional offerings, something Rayan acknowledged, that they will begin with Tamil and Telugu before venturing beyond.
“The content slate demonstrates our relentless pursuit of bringing original and locally relevant stories to our consumers. With our fresh slate of movies and shows, we are proud that India’s top stars and industry stalwarts have chosen to debut with us to present stories that are genre-defining clubbed with high-quality production that makes Har Watch, Top Notch.”
Star India president for Hindi and English entertainment Gaurav Banerjee Said :
“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.”
Hotstar Specials 15 New Series
A period action-drama series from Nikkhil Advani and starring Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea, Shabana Azmi, and Drashti Dhami
Rudra – The Edge of Darkness
Indian take on BBC’s Idris Elba-led Luther with Ajay Devgn and Esha Deol
Aarya season 2
Family crime drama starring Sushmita Sen
Medical drama starring Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari
Murder mystery starring Pratik Gandhi, Richa Chadha and Ashutosh Rana
City of Dreams season 2
Political drama starring Priya Bapat, Atul Kulkarni, Eijaz Khan, and Sachin Pilgaonkar
Tech-thriller starring Siddharth, Javed Jaffrey, and Ritvik Sahor
Supernatural thriller starring Tisca Chopra, Saurabh Shukla, and Rajesh Tailang
Crime drama starring Naveen Chandra, Sarath Kumar, and Jagapathi Babu
My Perfect Husband
Family drama starring Sathyaraj
Mystery thriller starring Murali Sharma, Nandu, Akshara Gowda, and Sonia Agarwal
Those Pricey Thakur Girls
Romantic comedy starring Akshay Oberoi, Saher Bamba, Raj Babbar, and Poonam Dhillon
The Legend of Hanuman season 2
Live animation series voiced by Sharad Kelkar
Criminal Justice season 3
Crime drama series starring Pankaj Tripathi
Special Ops 1.5
Espionage thriller starring Kay Kay Menon
Hotstar Specials New Reality TV Show
Dance reality series with Remo D’souza
Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex Movies
Bhuj: The Pride of India
War epic starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, and Nora Fatehi on 13th August 2021
Horror comedy starring Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Yami Gautam on 17th September 2021
Disney+ Hotstar Unveils New Plans
Disney+ Hotstar announce all content on Disney+ Hotstar, including Disney+ originals and Hollywood movies and TV shows from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, HBO, FX, Showtime, 20th Century, and Searchlight Pictures, that were previously exclusive to Disney+ Hotstar Premium will now be available to everyone.
It means Disney+ Hotstar VIP is no more available.
Starting from 1st September 2021 the Disney+ Hotstar will let subscribers to choose from three new plans.
- “Mobile” at Rs. 499 per year,
- “Super” at Rs. 899 per year,
- “Premium” at Rs. 1,499 per year.
The plan starts up from VIP’s Rs. 399 but Premium pricing is unchanged.
And if users were already on Disney+ Hotstar Premium then nothing much changes for them, except the fact that you can now stream on four devices simultaneously which was up from two previously.
While 4K is still exclusive to Premium.
Disney+ Hotstar Super lets you stream on two devices at the same time, in up to high-definition (HD) video quality.
Disney+ Hotstar Mobile will restrict you to a single mobile-only device but you will still enjoy HD video quality.
Users who are on Disney+ Hotstar Super and Disney+ Hotstar Premium can access the service on all supported platforms like website, mobile, and living room devices.
|Disney+ Hotstar Mobile||Rs. 499 / year||1 (Mobile-only)||HD|
|Disney+ Hotstar Super||Rs. 899 / year||2||HD|
|Disney+ Hotstar Premium||Rs. 1,499 / year||4||4K|
Disney+ Hotstar chief and president Sunil Rayan Said :
“The content slate demonstrates our relentless pursuit of bringing original and locally relevant stories to our consumers. With our fresh slate of movies and shows, we are proud that India’s top stars and industry stalwarts have chosen to debut with us to present stories that are genre-defining clubbed with high-quality production that makes Har Watch, Top Notch. With the newly introduced subscription plans, we want to make our content more accessible to our viewers by offering best-in-class entertainment while giving them an opportunity to choose the plan that best suits their needs.”
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