Major update about 83's OTT release

January 07, 2022 - 10:13 AM IST

83 is one of the Bollywood biggies that was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was slated for release in April 2020 but was postponed due to the first wave of the coronavirus. It was lying under cans for more than one and a half years and the makers have finally decided to release it on December 24, 2021.


Just a few days ahead of its release, the cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have started rising in India. Still, the makers went ahead and released the movie.


Just four days after its release, the theatres in Delhi have been shut down. Within two weeks, many other states have followed the same route and some other states have imposed 50% occupancy restrictions.


Thus, the business of 83 got dented even though it garnered a positive response from the viewers. After the shutting down of theatres, it is being assumed that the film will have a digital release soon.


However, we hear that the makers are not interested in premiering the film on OTT platforms before it completes eight weeks of theatrical release.


That means 83 may arrive on the OTT platforms only in February. Starring Ranveer Singh in the lead role, this sports drama traces the journey of the Indian Cricket Team and its victorious World Cup campaign in 1983.

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