Vidya Balan’s Jalsa will premiere on Amazon Prime Video instead of in theatres. The Vikram Malhotra-directed picture marks Vidya Balan’s third straight direct-to-web release on the worldwide streaming giant
“Vidya Balan is not sceptical about the OTT release anymore. The success of her previous two movies, Shakuntala Devi and Sherni, which also premiered straight on Amazon Prime Video, has proven that a solid content film works and wins hearts irrespective of whether it is released in theatres or on a web platform. Moreover, Jalsa’s promising and high-quality theme is not something theatre audiences usually vie for, and hence the makers decided to give it a worldwide release on OTT,” a source close to the project told Peepingmoon.
Jalsa is a drama thriller about social class distinctions in which Vidya Balan co-stars with Shefali Shah. Suresh Triveni of Tumhari Sulu fame is directing the film, which is written by Suresh and Prajwal Chandrasekhar with dialogues by Abbas-Hussain Dalal. It stars Rohini Hattangadi, Iqbal Khan, Gurpal Singh, Vidhatri Bandi, and Surya Kasibhatia. Manav Kaul, Vidya’s Tumhari Sulu co-star, also appears in this Abundantia Entertainment production.