OTT streaming release date, time and platform explained
As the Tamil-language thriller Vikram surpasses the Rs 400 Crore mark, what date and time will the film be released for OTT streaming?
With restrictions easing across most of the country, moviegoers in India flocked to their local theater last month to see Kamal Haasan’s latest blockbuster film, Vikram.
But despite the coronavirus restrictions being lifted and Friday’s premiere leading to a fantastic opening weekend, many fans may not have the opportunity to see Vikram on the big screen.
Fortunately, the OTT streaming platform for the Vikram film has already been confirmed, but what date and time will the film be launched worldwide online?
Vikram continues to dominate global box office listings
Vikram is written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, starring Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil.
The film was originally intended to premiere in cinemas back in April 2022, before the release was originally moved up to March 31st and then delayed again until April 29th and finally until June 3rd.
The reason for the constant changes in the planned release was due to the various other big budget films that already premiered in April, as well as complications related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Fortunately, the Vikram movie finally landed in theaters around the world on June 3rdrdwith dubbing options for Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu – the latter two are actually titled “Vikram Hitlist”.
According to Cinetrak, the film had raised more than Rs 290 crore at the domestic box office; Pinkvilla claims that the total for global revenues has passed Rs 409 crore (around 54 million dollars) at the end of June. But as of July 7, the film is reported to have earned Rs 442 million worldwide, making Vikram the fourth most lucrative film in Tamil history.
Vikram: OTT streaming platform, release date and time explained
May 4ththwas it official announced that the OTT streaming rights for the Vikram movie were acquired by Disney Plus Hotstar.
The announcement was first made by Disney Plus Hotstar Tamil Twitter page, with the Instagram account that also shares a follow-up post about the acquisition of the film’s OTT streaming rights.
On June 29, the power giant finally arrived confirmed that Vikram would be made available for OTT streaming in India on Friday 8th. July.
As reported by Filmibeat, Vikram will most likely premiere at. 12.00 India Standard Time July 8 – from the following international times:
- Pacific time – 11:30
- Eastern Time – 2:30 p.m.
- British time – 19:30
- European time – 20:30
- Pakistan Time – 23:30
- India time – 12.00
- Philippine time – 02:30
- Australia Central Time – 04.00
Interestingly, the original Instagram post included that Hotstar would also release dubbed versions for the languages Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada, as well as the original Tamil. Fortunately, the recent unveiling of the July 8 premiere has included confirmation of these dubbed language options.
Disney Plus Hotstar has several subscription models that will provide access to Vikram at the OTT launch:
- Premium – 1499 Rs a year, ad-free, four devices with 4K resolution
- Super – Rs 899 a year, advertising supported. two devices with Full HD resolution
- Mobile – Rs 499 a year, advertising supported with standard HD resolution
Fans should note that there are also several payment options for the mobile subscription model, including Rs 199 for six months and Rs 49 per month.
The rights to satellite and digital distribution have been acquired by Star India Network, but a release window is still TBA.
Listen to the official soundtrack online
Vikram’s soundtrack has been praised by the early critic reviews, composed ad produced by Anirudh Ravichander (Beast and Doctor).
The audio track contained the following tracks:
- “Pathala Pathala” – 3:31
- “Vikram title track” – 3:36
- “Wasted” – 3:03
- “Porkanda Singam” – 3:18
- “Once Upon A Time” – 2:24
You can listen to the soundtrack from the Vikram movie via Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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