Jio Studios has unveile its expansive lineup of new movies and web series, marking the single largest slate ever produce by an Indian studio. And the production company notes over 100 fresh projects in its lineup, it has only tease 62 for now, spanning many languages and genres, and starring the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan, Kriti Sanon, Shraddha Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, and many more.
None of them has any release details for now, but they will be spread evenly across theatres and direct-to-app (OTT).
Jio Studios also drop a sizzle reel for its upcoming movies and shows, with all content expect to eventually land on the JioCinema app.
Jyoti Deshpande, President, RIL Media and Content Business said in a prepared statement :
Leading the lineup is Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki, which is reportedly based on the concept of donkey flights, a method use by Indian immigrants to illegally move to foreign countries.
The film is slate to release this year and stars Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles.
It also marks the first collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, the latter of whom is known to incorporate dark comedy in his films.
While, Shahid Kapoor has two films line up from Jio Studios.
Up first is Bloody Daddy, an Indian adaptation of the 2011 French film Nuit Blanche or Sleepless Night where a police detective gets off on the wrong foot with a drug dealer, causing his son to get held as a hostage.
The film will reportedly release on Jio Cinema.
Then there’s an untitle romance film with Kriti Sanon, brief glimpses of which can be seen in the sizzle reel.
Dinesh Vijan’s absurd horror-comedy universe is being expand with sequels for both Stree and Bhediya, bringing back the original cast members.
2022’s Bhediya saw Varun Dhawan as a werewolf looking to navigate his newfound powers while trying not to devour his close friends.
The film’s mid-credits scene tied into 2018’s Stree, which follow Shraddha Kapoor as a witch who hunts unsuspecting men at night.
We’ve also got the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Section 84, Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan-led Zara Bachke, and Hisaab Barabar, in which R Madhavan appears to be playing a lawyer.
Nana Patekar makes his OTT debut with Laal Batti, a political thriller helmed by Prakash Jha, whereas Randeep Hooda appears in Inspector Avinash, which charts the real-life super cop Avinash Mishra’s struggles against the rise of crime in 1997 Uttar Pradesh.
Even Indian rapper Raftaar is making his debut in a streaming series with Bajao, which seems to be a unique blend of hip-hop culture and street crime, set against the backdrop of disco lights at a club.
Jio Studios is set to dominate in the regional space as well, offering movies and TV series in multiple languages including Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, and what the press release calls ‘South’.
It also announce a multi-year collaboration with SVF Entertainment to create a ‘new era of blockbusters‘ in Bengali cinema..
Jio Studios Upcoming Movies
|Dunki||Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu||Rajkumar Hirani|
|Bloody Daddy||Shahid Kapoor|
|Untitled||Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon|
|Bhediya 2||Varun Dhawan|
|Stree 2||Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao|
|Section 84||Amitabh Bachchan||Ribhu Dasgupta|
|Hisaab Barabar||R Madhavan and Kirti Kulhari|
|Zara Hatke Zara Bachke||Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan|
|The Storyteller||Paresh Rawal & Adil Hussain|
|Dhoom Dhaam||Yami Gautam and Pratik Gandhi|
|Empire||Taapsee Pannu||Vijay Lalwani|
|Trial Period||Genelia D’Souza|
|Bhagwat: Chapter One: Raakshas||Arshad Warsi|
|One Friday Night||Milind Soman and Raveena Tandon||Manish Gupta|
|Sumo Didi||Shriyam Bhagnani|
|Happily Ever After|
|Rumi Ki Sharafat|
|The Film That Never Was|
|I Love You|
|Sarvgunn Sampann||Vaani Kapoor||Dinesh Vijan|
|Kacchey Limbu||Radhika Madan||Shubham Yogi|
|Khwaabon ka Jhamela|
|Pooja Meri Jaan||Mrunal Thakur and Huma Qureshi||Navjot Gulati|
|Sector 36||Vikrant Massey and Deepak Dobriyal||Dinesh Vijan|
|Boo||Manjima Mohan and Nivetha Pethuaraj|
|Kun Faya Kun||Harshvardhan Rane and Sanjeeda Shaikh||Kushan Nandy|
|Amar Prem Ki Prem Kahani|
|Ikroop||Ali Abbas Zafar|
|Jo Tera Hai Woh Mera Hai|
|Four Blind Men (Marathi)|
|Kaata Kirrr (Marathi)|
|Baipan Bhari Deva (Marathi)|
Ghulam Chor (Gujarati)
Jio Studios 16 Upcoming Web Series
|Laal Batti||Nana Patekar and Sanjay Kapoor||Prakash Jha|
|Union: The Making of India||Kay Kay Menon and Ashutosh Rana|
|Inspector Avinash||Randeep Hooda and Urvashi Rautela|
|Bajao||Indian rapper Raftaar|
|The Magic of Shiri||Divyanka Tripathi|
|A Legal Affair||Barkha Singh and Angad Bedi|
|Ishq Next Door||Abhay Mahajan and Natasha Bharadwaj|
|Do Gubbare||Mohan Agashe and Siddharth Shaw|
|Hajamat||Sanjay Mishra and Anshumaan Pushka|
|UP65||Rishabh Jaiswal and Satyam Tiwari|
|Eka Kaleche Mani (Marathi)|
|Aga Aai Aho Aai (Marathi)|