MUMBAI: Beginning this year’s Prime Day celebrations, for Prime Day, Amazon Prime Video unveiled its exciting array of Indian and international entertainment. The series, which includes some of the most eagerly awaited films in six languages, will premiere in over 240 countries and locations. Prime Day celebrations will begin with the world premiere of Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofan, Fahadh Faasil’s Malayalam thriller Malik, a Kannada comedy-drama Ikkat, and Tamil- Sarpatta Parambari and Telugu feature film Sarpatta. Prime Day celebrations on Prime Video will begin with the premiere in India of the global hit The Prime Day Show on July 8, featuring three Grammy winners Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and the immersive musical experience of Kid Cuddy, the first of its kind in a three-part immersive musical show. In addition, Amazon Prime Video will also launch the second season of Amazon Original Hostel Days on July 23, bringing back the much-loved characters in a new-age entertaining campus show. There is still much more left. International cinema buffs can stream global hits Judas and The Black Messiah, while adults and kids alike can enjoy the sweetest pranks in history with Tom and Jerry: The Movie
Prime Day Show – July 8 The Prime Day Show is a three-part special offering featuring multiple award-winning actors Billie Eilish, H.E. Immersive musical experiences from R and Kid Cudi. It has been specially made on the occasion of Prime Day. All three episodes of the Prime Day shows allow viewers to enjoy three immersive experiences that fuse performances and storytelling, taking fans into a world inspired by Paris, The Dunbar Hotel and outer space.
• Prime Day Show x Billie Eilish – Made in a city known as the birthplace of cinema, this special event is directed by Billie Eilish and Sam Wrench, and features new music from Billie’s upcoming album, Happier Than Ever is. This breath-taking musical tribute is inspired by Billy’s salute to a bygone era. • Prime Day Show x HER – Once known as the center of Los Angeles black culture in the 1930s and 40s, the iconic Dunbar Hotel has hosted some of the most prominent figures of its time, including musicians Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday and many more. In a modern musical tribute to this great and special legacy of history and culture, H.E.R. has imagined what it would be like if The Dunbar Hotel existed in 2021. It also features new music from the album Back of My Mind. • PRIME DAY SHOW x HEREKID CUDI – Beginning its biggest mission to date, KIDDY CUDDY departs Earth to establish a new community on the Moon in this inter-cosmic performance. With featured music from her album ‘Man on the Moon III’, Cudi collaborated with the International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra to include the NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the International Space University as her backing band. Space scientists are involved. This program is beyond sight, voice and this world.
World premieres of direct-to-service films
Toofan (Hindi) – 16 July Farhan Akhtar starrer sports-drama, Toofan, tells the story of a boxer and his struggle to reach the national level. Under compulsion, an orphan born from the streets of Dongri grows up to be a local goon. His life changes when he meets a fair and intelligent girl named Ananya, who guides him to the right path. With love and guidance, he finds his passion for the sport and moves on to become a world-class boxer. It is an inspiring story that sheds light on how even a poor and marginalized person, struggling with life’s circumstances, can achieve a better position in the eyes of the people by taking the right path. After Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Excel Entertainment and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who directed the film, have collaborated for the second time.
Malik (Malayalam) – 15 July Malik, a political thriller, follows the story of Suleiman Malid (Fahad Faasil), a charismatic leader who finds selfless love and loyalty from the people of his community, who leads a revolution against authoritarian forces to save his people. This film Malik tells the story of different times. Story of a past filled with crime, death and pain, tells about Freddy, a juvenile delinquent who, while behind bars, is tasked with eliminating his Uncle Suleiman. Inspired by true events, the film is directed by Mahesh Narayanan.
Ikkat (Kannada) – 21 July Presented by Pawan Kumar, this laugh-inducing Kannada comedy drama traces the life of a married couple during the COVID 19 pandemic. Starring comedian Nagabhushan, who has entertained people in several films and famous actress Bhumi Shetty from Bigg Boss Kannada fame, this film is guaranteed to take the audience on a journey of fun and laughter.
Tamil- Sarpatta Parambari/Telugu-Sarpatta 22 July
Sarpatta is a Tamil sports drama that traces the boxing era of the 1970s in Madras. Directed by Pa Ranjith, who previously directed Kaala and Kabali with Rajinikanth, the film stars Arya in the lead role who plays a boxer. The story revolves around the conflict between two factions, Idiyappa Parambarai and Sarpatta Parambarai, in North Chennai.
Amazon Original Series Mirzapur
Hostel Days Season 2 – July 23 Carrying on the story of four straight and weak wing-mates (Ankit, Chirag, Jaat and Jhantu) in the second season, the series traces life inside engineering hostels in India. You will find yourself attached to it and you will find it fun too, as the second season is built on a lot of mixed things about hostel life.
Digital premieres of Hollywood movies:
Judas and the Black Messiah – July 25 Judas and the Black Messiah is a 2021 American biographical drama film, which has been praised for its strong story and strong acting. FBI informant William O’Neill infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with tracking down their charismatic leader, President Fred Hampton. A career thief, O’Neill is in danger of molesting both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Just as Hampton’s love for his fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson is growing, so is his political clout. Meanwhile, a battle is waged for O’Neill’s soul. Will he be able to harmonize with the forces of good? Or FBI Director J. Will the Hamptons and the Panthers be subdued in any way, as ordered by Edgar Hoover?
Tom and Jerry – July 10 On the eve of the wedding of the century, when Jerry moves to New York City’s finest hotel, a feud resumes, forcing a desperate event planner to hire Tom to get rid of it. As things go haywire, an escalating cat-and-mouse battle soon devastates his career, marriage, and hotel. Filled with all the charm of the famous Tom and Jerry cartoon characters, this is a great movie to entertain with famous characters over the years!