Hotstar to premiere digital-first movie ‘Chhappad Phaad Ke’ on 18 Oct
MUMBAI: Video streaming platform Hotstar is all set to launch premiere digital-first movie ‘Chhappad Phaad Ke’ on 18th October. The film will be launched under the Hotstar Specials label and will be available to Hotstar VIP subscribers.
Produced by Yoodlee Films from the house of Saregama, whose repertoire includes some of the most critically acclaimed films in recent times, the first of these movies is titled ‘Chhappad Phaad Ke’ – a dark comedy with a commentary on our value-systems. Starring Vinay Pathak, Ayesha Raza, Siddharth Menon and Sheetal Thakur, the movie has been directed by Sameer Hemant Joshi.
Hotstar chief product officer Varun Narang said, “At Hotstar, it has been our constant endeavour to create meaningful and thought-provoking content that raises the bar on our storytelling prowess. With the latest addition of digital-first films to our Hotstar Specials’ label, movie lovers will now be able to enjoy high concept stories – anytime, anywhere.”
Saregama VP Films and Television and one of the producers of the film Siddharth Anand Kumar said, “Chhappad Phaad Ke marks the start of Yoodlee Films’ association with Hotstar, in providing them meaningful cinematic content for the platform for audiences all over. This falls in line with our continuing commitment to make powerful stories translate on screen, that at once be entertaining and socially relevant.”
Chhappad Phaad Ke revolves around the Gupchup family, a living template of Indian middle-class household living in Pune. Everything about their life was ordinary, until the extraordinary day when they discover a bag full of unclaimed money. Locked in a bag and hidden behind layers of clothes, this unused stash of money manages to emanate its vicious tentacles to engulf and tear the basic fabric of this everyday family.