Independence Day was a busy week for the viewers as they got to choose varieties of cinema on the OTT platforms. Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani critical acclaimed biopic drama, Shershaah, conquered the throne from Ajay Devgn starrer Bhuj and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw while other Bollywood films like Dial 100 and Mimi fared well.
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Shershaah Movie Review – Every Indian Should Watch Brave Story Of Vikram Batra Brilliantly Portrayed By Sidharth Malhotra
Welcomed with dynamic reviews from both critics and audience alike, the 5 year in making and much awaited biopic drama on the life of Vikram Batra, the Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani starrer Shershaah grabbed the number 1 spot as the top movie of the week, garnering a solid 31.98 million views with a total of 5.57% reach as per Media Brief website. Released on Amazon Prime, Shershaah chronicles the life and story of the brave soldiers Vikram Batra (played by Sidharth Malhotra) who led a very difficult operation in Kargil War against Pakistan and even managed to pull down the enemy soldiers in hand combat, ensuring a solid victory for our motherland.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham starrer Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw on Netflix took the second spot with 29.72 million view and 5.18% reach. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a spin-off from the Fast & Furious series which released in theaters in 2019 and has collected a sensational $760 million worldwide. The action flick finally premiered in OTT after 2 years of theater release.
The second big Independence Day release from the Bollywood fraternity was Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Bhuj – The Pride Of India. The story of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik (Ajay Devgn) who along with his team and 300 rural women, reconstructed a Bhuj airbase which was destroyed by the sudden Pakistan’s air strike, Bhuj met with mixed reviews and garnered 27.47 million views with a total of 4.79% reach as it streams on Disney+Hotstar.
Last month’s Bollywood releases – Manoj Bajpayee starrer Dial 100 is faring well with 17.37 million views and 3.03% on Zee5 reach while Kriti Sanon’s Mimi is still winning the heart of the audience with 16.88 million views with 2.94% reach on Netflix.