Theaters were first closed in the country to avoid infection with coronaviruses. With the removal of lockdown, theaters are unlikely to open. In such a situation, OTT platforms are in the discussion because the film industry has turned to them.
The film’s direct release online is seen as the beginning of a new era. This is the first film adorned with big stars, which has been confirmed to be released on OTT. This is a big change and Amitabh Bachchan also believes this.
‘Gulabo Sitabo’ is being told as a slice of life film. But this film is expected to be much more than that because it has been made by Shoojit Sircar. Amitabh Bachchan Khalis Lakhanvi has become a Muslim elder in the film. Ayushmann’s character lives on rent in the same elderly house. The two do not get along at all. The name of the film is inspired by the local puppet characters of UP, ‘Gulabo and Sitabo’. Reference to these two famous characters comes in many folk tales and songs.
Before ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, Amitabh Bachchan has worked with Shoojit in films like ‘Piku’, ‘Shubite’ and Pink. However, Shoojit was associated with Pink only as a producer and ‘Shubite’ could not be released till date. When Ayushman was talking, he started his career with Shoojit’s film ‘Vicky Donor’. One thing that is happening for the first time in this film is the coming together of Bachchan and Ayushmann. Juhi Chaturvedi has written this film. Juhi has previously written films like ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Piku’ and ‘October’ for Shoojit.
Amazon Prime Gulabo Sitabo Trailer
After Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Ghoomketu’, Gulabu Sitabao is the second film to be announced for online release. ‘Ghoomketu’ is to premiere on Zee 5 on 22 May. The film’s direct release online is seen as the beginning of a new era. This is the first film adorned with big stars, which has been confirmed to be released on OTT.
Amazon Prime Gulabo Sitabo Cast
- Amitabh Bachchan as Gulabo
- Ayushmann Khurrana as Sitabo
Gulabo Sitabo Movie Release Date
Shoojit Sircar’s Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ will be released on June 12 on Amazon Prime Video.