On Thursday, April 28, 2022, at a glitzy showcase event held in Mumbai, Amazon Prime Video unveiled a huge slate of 40 new titles spanning original series, movies, and co-productions. The list includes projects in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, with the full collection to be released in India over the next 24 months.
The announcement marked Amazon Prime Video’s fifth anniversary in the Indian market, the list of these 40 titles includes Shahid Kapoor star Farzi, Madhuri star Dixit Maja Maa and the renewal of the hit web-series as Family Man and Panchayat and many more.
Another most talked about title is Bollywood’s highly anticipated Khiladi Akshay Kumar titled Ram Setu which is an action adventure movie. The 54-year-old actor is known for delivering at least 2-3 movies in a year for his fans. He was last seen in Farhad Samji’s action comedy film Bachchan Paandey which turned out to be a super flop. Now the actor is ready for Ram Setu.
Cast and crew of Ram Setu
Akshay Kumar will play an archaeologist Raman Kumar in the film, the actor has many projects planned for release this year like Raksha Bandhan with Bhumi Pednekar, Prithviraj with Manushi Chhillar etc. Bollywood’s Khiladi Kumar will also be seen in Mission Cinderella and Oh My God! 2.
Along with him, the film also stars actresses Jacqueline Fernandez, Nushrratt Bharucha and actor Satyadev Kancharana in key roles. The film is directed and written by Abhishek Sharma of “The Shaukeens” and “Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari”. The film is funded by Amazon Prime Video in association with Arun Bhatia of Cape of Good Film, Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment, Subaskaran, Mahaveer Jain and Ashishs Singh of LYCA Productions.
First look at Ram Setu revealed
On Thursday, April 28, the makers unveiled the first poster for the film starring Akshay Kumar with co-stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Satyadev. In the post, Akshay can be seen holding a roaring fire and standing in front of a wall with ancient symbols carved into it giving the ambience of a historic site. Jacqueline stands next to him holding a torch, it also shows Satyadev standing next to them and the trio stare at a similar point.
Ram Setu and OTT Theater Release Date
Along with the film’s first look, the makers also revealed its theatrical release date. The film is set to hit the big screen on Diwali 2022 and after the theatrical release, it will be available in 240 countries and territories on Amazon Prime Video.
A glimpse of the world of #RamSetu.
In cinemas Diwali, 2022. pic.twitter.com/uZ9vIBFB9Z
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 28, 2022
Plot of the film
The film is based on the historic Ram Setu, a bridge that connects Rameswaram Island, off the southeast coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Inland, off the northwest coast of Sri Lanka. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, it was built by Lord Rama and his Vanar Sena to reach Lanka to save his wife Sita from Ravana.
The story is deeply rooted in Indian culture, history and heritage. Raman Kumar, an archaeologist played by Akshay, is tasked with verifying whether the Ram Setu is myth or reality.