Theatre releases are judged by box office but how do you measure an OTT release’s success? The response, the love, the comments given by the people to the movie puts the seal of approval on these movies. With a lot of new faces coming to our screens via OTT releases, we see them delivering great performances one after the other.
Dil Bechara, Shakuntala Devi, Chhalaang, and Durgamati—what they have in common is that all of them are OTT released movie capped with performances from young stars. OTT releases seem to bring in great scripts which give the younger stars a chance to try and pull off some brilliant performances.
Dil Bechara: The film star Sanjana Sanghi alongside late Sushant Singh Rajput and the audiences loved their blooming on-screen chemistry and the film became a huge hit travelling across the globe
Chhalaang : The film stars talented and versatile actors Rajkummar Rao & Nushrratt Bharuccha in the lead. The film was a nostalgic walk down the memory lane and the older audience’s memories were freshened up with all the different camera shots.
Durgamati : Durgamati is Amazon Prime Video’s latest release which is a re-make of a much loved film and the audience has loved Bhumi’s performance in Durgamati’s drape. This was the first time Bhumi did such a character and took hold of the audience attention until the very last minute. Conspiracy theories have become a favourite genre now and the viewers are demanding more of it.
Shakuntala Devi : The film starred Vidya Balan in lead roles and Sanya Malhotra with Jisshu Sengupta and Amit Sadh in Pivotal roles. The biopic too was loved by all and a huge buzz was created around the release.
A lot of young talented stars are bringing movie one after the other and making an audience base for themselves. OTT has come as a blessing in disguise for many younger stars who have finally gotten the chance to share their craft with a wider audience.
With new streaming services popping up every now and then the industry is ever expanding currently. If it were to keep going this way then we would be spoilt for choices and number of actors that we were to see on our screen with every next piece of content that we consume. Then again who is complaining? It’s great now that the playing field has expanded for the young stars!