Viu partners Phantom Films to co-produce Bollywood film ‘High Jack’
MUMBAI: Vuclip’s premium video-on-demand service Viu has ventured into film production by partnering Phantom Films to co-produce ‘High Jack’.
Directed by Akarsh Khurana, the film will feature digital sensation Sumeet Vyas, Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame Sonnalli Seygall, RJ Mantra, Kumud Mishra along with Nipun Dharmadhikari and Amey Wagh.
The story of ‘High jack’ is about a group of first-time hijackers who get themselves into hilarious situations, following a comedy of errors. The plot takes interesting twists and turns and is interspersed with new age screwball comedy.
The film is slated to hit cinemas on the 20 April. Following the theatrical release of High Jack, the movie will be available exclusively available on Viu official platform and on Viu App.
Viu India country head Vishal Maheshwari said, “Being in the content creation business, Viu is focused on innovating and providing an enriched experience for its Viu-ers. With the evolution of OTT and consumers’ tastes, quality content rules and that’s why collaborating on a film like High Jack is apt for us. Like Viu, Phantom Films is known for exceptional audience experiences, and it gives us great pleasure to partner with them. This film is another step towards showcasing the best content on our platform.”
Phantom Films producer Madhu Mantena said, “Associating with Viu gives us great insight into the online content watching audience’s mindset, and thus we partnered with them on High Jack, which brings some of the best web content talents together for the first time. It’s been a great experience, and we are confident that the audience will love this madcap film.”