How can fans around the world watch the upcoming Hindi language romantic movie ‘Shiddat’ online and has a release time been confirmed?
Another week, another plethora of new shows and movies from the growing Indian entertainment industry.
Clutch, Lift and Bhraman may be taking the headlines, but one of the most anticipated new releases is the romantic drama ‘Shiddat’.
The movie is produced under the T-Series and Maddock Films banners and stars Radhika Madan and Sunny Kaushal in the leading roles.
Now, one year after the film was originally delayed, fans around the world are counting down the hours until Shiddat launches online.
How to watch Shiddat…
Shiddat was originally slated to release in theatres in September 2020, but like countless cinema projects from around the world, was delayed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The production team followed the recent trend in the industry and opted for a direct OTT release. Shiddat will now launch exclusively through the Disney Plus Hotstar streaming service on Friday, October 1st.
The platform offers three subscription packages that will provide access to Shiddat, Premium, Mobile and Super.
The Mobile plan can only be watched through one mobile or tablet device, priced at Rs 499 a year. The Super subscription package comes with all the benefits of premium across multiple devices, currently costing new customers just Rs 899 a year. The Premium bundle includes all regional language movie, can be watched on two devices at a time and costs Rs 299 a month, or Rs 1499 per year.
Has a release date and time been confirmed?
At the time of writing, Shiddat is scheduled to launch on Friday, October 1st, but Disney Plus Hotstar has not confirmed an official launch time for the upcoming movie.
Disney Plus typically releases their new content at around 12.30 PM IST; however, new content seems to have a more individual launch format for Hotstar original projects, making any estimations almost impossible to predict.
This article will be updated if either a member of the production team or Disney Plus Hotstar share an official launch time for Shiddat.
Listen to the official soundtrack…
With a movie such as Shiddat, the hype and expectation can often be dependent on the original soundtrack that accompanies the film. Thankfully, Shiddat’s soundtrack has received excellent reviews online.
“We give them 3 stars each. Overall, Shiddat album doesn’t have any track that will annoy you. Just that all the songs’ lyrics say the same thing. Verdict: 4.5/5 stars.” – Pallabi Chatterjee, via Yahoo Life.
Sri Lankan singer Yohani performed the title track and released it through her YouTube channel on September 28th to a fantastic reception, gaining more than three million views.
The entire soundtrack can be accessed on the T-Series YouTube page, found here.
Early reviews are in…
The first reviews are starting to come in for Shiddat but unfortunately, it appears that the movie has not met the expectation of critics.
India.com’s Vineeta Kumar gave the film an underwhelming two stars out of five, labelling Shiddat as having a “flawed, impractical, sexist, and regressive storyline.”
The review explains how the writing leaves a lot to be desired, consistently pointing out that stalking and harassment have little space in modern romantic stories: “We can write and show better than that!”
Kumar did praise the performances from the cast, especially Sunny Kaushal and Mohit Raina, who is “becoming a better version of himself in every screen outing now.”
“Even with decent performances, the story of Shiddat is jaw-droppingly impractical and the love that it talks about is not meant for regular, normal people. Love knows no boundaries but you don’t have to go literal about it!” – Vineeta Kumar, via India.com.
This article will be updated as more information is shared on Shiddat’s digital release.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]