Amazon Prime Video has unveiled an exclusive lineup of Indian and international entertainment, for Prime Day.
The occasion will mark the world premieres of Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofaan , Malayalam thriller Malik with Fahadh Faasil, Kannada comedy drama Ikkat, and Tamil-Telugu feature Sarpatta Parambarai . The digital release of Venkatesh's Narappa will also happen this month.
The India premiere of The Prime Day Show will also be on July 8, featuring three Grammy winners Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi, in a first-of-its-kind three-part immersive musical show. In addition to this, Amazon Prime Video will also launch the second season of Hostel Daze on July 23.
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The Prime Day Show – July 8
The Prime Day Show is a three-part special featuring multi award-winning artists Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi in an immersive musical experience especially created in the celebration of Prime Day. All three episodes of Prime Day Show will treat its viewers with three unique experiences that fuse performance and storytelling, transporting fans to worlds inspired by Paris, The Dunbar Hotel and outer space.
PRIME DAY SHOW x BILLIE EILISH - Set in the city known as the birthplace of cinema, this special is directed by Billie Eilish and Sam Wrench, and features new music from Billie’s upcoming album, Happier Than Ever. This breath-taking musical tribute is inspired by Billie’s long-time admiration of a bygone era.
PRIME DAY SHOW x H.E.R. - Once known as the hub of Los Angeles Black culture in the 1930’s and 40’s, 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 day musical tribute to this legendary and important piece of history and culture, H.E.R. imagines what The Dunbar Hotel would be like if it existed in 2021 featuring new music from her album, Back Of My Mind.
PRIME DAY SHOW x KID CUDI - As he embarks on his biggest mission to date, Kid Cudi departs Earth to establish a new community on the moon in this inter-cosmic performance. Featuring music from his album Man on the Moon III, Cudi collaborates with International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the International Space University as his backing band, in a musical collision defying sight, sound, and space.
World Premieres of direct-to-service movies
Toofaan (Hindi) – July 16
Farhan Akhtar starrer sports-drama, Toofaan, tells the story of a boxer and the struggles he faces on his journey to get to the national level. Under forced circumstances, an orphan boy born from the streets of Dongri, grows up to be a local goon. His life changes when he meets a bright and a compassionate young woman named Ananya who guides him to take the right path. With love and guidance, he finds his calling in sports and takes up the journey of becoming a world class boxer. This is an inspiring tale of life that highlights how even the poor and marginalized, beaten by life circumstances, can become the heroes of the nation by adopting the right path. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this movie marks the second collaboration between Excel Entertainment and the director after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
Malik (Malyalam) – July 15
A political thriller, Malik chronicles the journey of Sulaiman Malid (Fahadh Faasil), a charismatic leader bestowed with unconditional love and loyalty from the people of his community who leads a revolution against authoritative forces that try to encroach on the lives of his people. Spanning different time periods, Malik is a story of a past ridden with crime, death and pain that is recounted to Freddy, a juvenile criminal, who has been assigned to eliminate his estranged uncle Sulaiman, while behind bars. Inspired by true incidents, the movie is directed by Mahesh Narayanan.
Narappa (Telugu) -July 20
A remake of Tamil hit Asuran , the story of this film follows the protagonist Narappa, a farmer hailing from a quaint village in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Directed by Srikanth Addala, the film is jointly produced by D. Suresh Babu & Kalaippuli S. Thanu and features Venkatesh Daggubati along with Priyamani, Karthik Rathnam, and Rajsekhar Aningi in the pivotal roles.
Ikkat (Kannada) – July 21
A hilarious Kannada comedy drama set during the times of the Covid 19 pandemic is presented by Pawan Kumar and follows the life of a married couple. Starring Nagabhshana, a comedian who has entertained people in multiple movies and Big Boss Kannada fame actress Bhoomi Shetty, the movie is guaranteed to take the audience on a roller-coaster ride filled with fun and hearty laughs.
Sarpatta Parambarai (Tamil/ Telugu) – July 22
Sarpatta is a Tamil sports drama set in the backdrop of the 1970s Madras showcasing the boxing culture of that period. Directed by Pa Ranjith, who has previously helmed Kaala and Kabali with Rajnikanth, the movie has Arya in the lead who plays a boxer. The story revolves around a clash between two clans namely Idiyappa Parambarai and Sarpatta Parambarai in North Chennai.
Upcoming Amazon Original Series:
Hostel Daze Season 2 – July 23
Taking the narrative of four naive and vulnerable wing-mates (Ankit, Chirag, Jaat and Jhantoo) forward in the second season, this series is all about their adventures inside an engineering hostel in India. Relatable and funny, the second season is peppered with absurdities, clashes, and debacles inherent to hostel life.
Other English digital premieres:
Tom & Jerry – July 10
A legendary rivalry re-emerges when Jerry moves into New York City's finest hotel on the eve of the wedding of the century, forcing the desperate event planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. As mayhem ensues, the escalating cat-and-mouse battle soon threatens to destroy her career, the wedding, and possibly the hotel itself. Capturing the charm of the legendary Tom and Jerry cartoon characters, this movie is a perfect ode to the entertainment the duo has created for decades.
Judas & The Black Messiah – July 25
Judas & The Black Messiah is a 2021 American biographical drama film, well received for its sharp plotline and acting. FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O'Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton's political prowess grows just as he's falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?