A spiritual successor 17 years in the making but after all this time, what time will Hungama 2 release around the world on Disney Plus Hotstar?

This weekend, countless families will sit down to watch the new movie, Hungama 2. Yet many of the younger viewers may not have been born when the first movie, Hungama, released back in 2003.

A sequel that fans have waited almost two decades for means that you do not want to wait even longer now when the premiere is so close. So, what time do you need to have the popcorn ready for?

Hungama 2 Official Trailer

Hungama 2 Official Trailer

Hungama 2: Release date and time

  • Hungama 2 will release via Disney Plus Hotstar at 7: 30 PM India Standard Time on Friday, July 23rd.

This time has been officially confirmed by the streaming platform on social media. Hungama 2 will launch at the following times around the world:

  • Pacific Time: 7 AM PDT
  • Central Time: 9 AM CDT
  • Eastern Time: 10 AM EDT
  • British Time: 3 PM
  • European Time: 4 PM
  • Pakistan Time: 7 PM
  • India Time: 7: 30 PM IST
  • Philippine Time: 10 PM PHT
  • Australia Time: 11: 30 PM ACST

This article will be updated if more information on the launch is revealed.

A spiritual successor…

The 2021 feature film is a spiritual successor to the original Hungama movie from 2003.

Hungama (2003) was also directed by Priyadarshan, but starred Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Paresh Rawal and Rimi Sen in the lead roles.

“We are not continuing the story, but making a film in the same genre. Hungama 2 is like Hungama when it comes to treatment, but they are two different stories.” – Priyadarshan via Pinkvilla.

Interestingly, not many fans know that Hungama is in fact a remake of 1984 Malayalam film, Poochakkoru Mookkuthi.

A stop-start production…

The principal photography for Hungama 2 took place in January 2020 in Mumbai, when it was still slated for an August premiere.

However, like countless cinema titles, had to stop production with the pandemic; pushing the release date back to Summer 2021 after filming wrapped up only this February.

Unfortunately, Hungama 2 had to opt for a digital release, a decision that impacted its director.

“I won’t lie, I was a little disappointed with the decision of direct to digital release. I belong to old school, so we all want our film to be consumed by people sitting together. I won’t get that pleasure of collective laughter with this film.” – Priyadarshan via Pinkvilla.

However, entertainment still wins, with Priyadarshan adding that “I feel it’s high time to make films for the digital world that can be consumed by the entire family and I am sure that will happen with Hungama 2.”

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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