Amazon Prime Video releases a number of new movies and TV series every year during its biggest sale, Prime Day, which takes place over two days, from 15th-16th July. As a run-up to this sale, Amazon Prime Video will release one title every day, for two weeks, from 1st to 14th July. The video streaming service has announced 12 of the 14 titles to be showcased, which includes Kalank, Comicstaan Season 2 (the only original title), A Star is Born and Venom, amongst others. These will be released in nine languages in order to reach a large audience.
Here's a complete list of titles that will be released on Prime Video during Prime Day:
1st July — Kalank (Hindi)
2nd July — Venom (English)
3rd July — Maharshi (Telugu)
4th July — Ishq (Malayalam)
5th July — NGK (Tamil)
6th July — Daughter of Parvathamma (Kannada)
7th July — Muklawa (Punjabi)
8th July — Bhoot Chaturdashi (Bengali)
9th July — TBA
10th July — Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh (Punjabi)
11th July — TBA
12th July — Comicstaan season 2 (Hindi/English)
13th July — A Star Is Born (English)
14th July — Mogra Phulaala (Marathi)
Kalank, a period drama based in the pre-partition era, is the most prominent among the Indian titles. It has an ensemble star cast comprising Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt. However, it was a commercial failure.
Comicstann is a stand-up comedy reality competition on Amazon Prime Video, with 10 contestants competing for the “next big comic sensation” title. Its second season will feature old and new judges, including Kanan Gill, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kaneez Surka, Kenny Sebastian, Sumukhi Suresh, Neeti Palta, and Zakir Khan.
Venom and A Star Is Born are so far the biggest commercial and critical successes among the 12 titles announced. A Star is Born, which was directed by and starred Bradley Cooper in the lead role, along with Lady Gaga, is a remake of the 1937 original. It won an Oscar this year for Best Original Song. Venom, starring Tom Hardy, is a Spider-Man spin-off which is part of Sony's Marvel universe. Despite negative reviews from critics, Venom was a big commercial success globally and earned over $855 million at the box office.