Jio Cinemas Challenges Netflix, Prime By Announcing 62 Exclusive Movies Starring Shahrukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan & More!

Sheetal Bhalerao

Sheetal Bhalerao

Apr 18, 2023

While marking the single largest slate ever produced by an Indian studio, Jio Studios has unveiled its expansive lineup of new movies and web series.

Jio Cinemas Challenges Netflix, Prime By Announcing 62 Exclusive Movies Starring Shahrukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan & More!

Jio Studio Unveiling Expansive Lineup Of New Movies 

The production company appears to be taking over 100 fresh projects in its lineup.

But presently, it has teased only 62 including several languages and genres, and starring the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan, Kriti Sanon, Shraddha Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, and more. 

So far, their release details are not known, but they will be spread evenly across theaters and direct-to-app (OTT). 

Jio Studios has also come up with a sizzle reel for its upcoming movies and shows.

Eventually, all these contents are expected to land on the JioCinema app.

Storytelling Taking Center Stage 

The President, RIL Media and Content Business, Jyoti Deshpande said, “We are in the most exciting and eventful phase of Indian entertainment, with storytelling taking center stage in an era of explosive digital disruption,” in a prepared statement.

Further additional, “We have actively partnered with some of the best names in the business and newcomers alike to reach this day, when a staggering and exciting 100 content assets have been produced, ready to be showcased to the world. Our vision is to power stories that are from, by and for India and Bharat, tell stories that not only entertain but also have a purpose, partner with storytellers in every Indian language and take these stories mainstream.”

Some Upcoming Movies 

The lineup is led by Rajkumar Hirani’s (3 Idiots) Dunki, which is reportedly based on the concept of donkey flights — a method used by Indian immigrants to illegally move to foreign countries. 

The film is scheduled to release this year starring Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles.

This project also marks the first collaboration between Khan and Hirani, the latter of whom is known to incorporate dark comedy in his films. 

In the meantime, Shahid Kapoor (Farzi) has two films lined up from Jio Studios.

First one is Bloody Daddy, an Indian adaptation of the 2011 French film Nuit Blanche — or Sleepless Night — where a police detective gets off on the wrong foot with a drug dealer, causing his son to get held as a hostage. 

Reportedly, this film will be released on Jio Cinema. 

The other one is an untitled romance film with Kriti Sanon, brief glimpses of which can be seen in the sizzle reel.

Next entry is Dinesh Vijan’s absurd horror-comedy universe which is being expanded with sequels for both Stree and Bhediya, bringing back the original cast members. 

During 2022, Bhediya saw Varun Dhawan as a werewolf looking to navigate his newfound powers while trying not to devour his close friends. 

This movie’s mid-credits scene tied into 2018’s Stree, which followed Shraddha Kapoor as a witch who hunts unsuspecting men at night. 

Besides this Amitabh Bachchan starrer Section 84, Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan-led Zara Bachke, and Hisaab Barabar, in which R Madhavan appears to be playing a lawyer are in line.

The audience will also witness Nana Patekar making his OTT debut with Laal Batti, a political thriller helmed by Prakash Jha (Gangaajal), whereas Randeep Hooda appears in Inspector Avinash, which charts the real-life super cop Avinash Mishra’s struggles against the rise of crime in 1997 Uttar Pradesh.

 Not only that, the Indian rapper Raftaar is making his debut in a streaming series with Bajao, which seems to be a unique blend of hip-hop culture and street crime, set against the backdrop of disco lights at a club.

With all these happening, Jio Studios is set to dominate in the regional space as well.

It already offers movies and TV series in multiple languages including Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, and what the press release calls ‘South’. 

 Besides this, the online streaming giant has also announced a multi-year collaboration with SVF Entertainment to create a ‘new era of blockbusters’ in Bengali cinema.

Upcoming Movies List

  • Dunki — from Rajkumar Hirani, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu
  • Bloody Daddy — starring Shahid Kapoor
  • Untitled Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon film
  • Bhediya 2 — starring Varun Dhawan
  • Stree 2 — starring Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao
  • Section 84 — from Ribhu Dasgupta, starring Amitabh Bachchan
  • Hisaab Barabar — starring R Madhavan and Kirti Kulhari
  • Zara Hatke Zara Bachke — Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan
  • BlackOut — starring Vikrant Massey
  • Mumbaikar — starring Vijay Sethupathi
  • The Storyteller — starring Paresh Rawal & Adil Hussain
  • Dhoom Dhaam — starring Yami Gautam and Pratik Gandhi
  • Empire — from Vijay Lalwani, starring Taapsee Pannu
  • Trial Period — starring Genelia D’Souza
  • Bhagwat: Chapter One: Raakshas — starring Arshad Warsi
  • One Friday Night — from Manish Gupta, starring Milind Soman and Raveena Tandon
  • Blind
  • Baramulla
  • Mrs.
  • Sumo Didi — starring Shriyam Bhagnani
  • Happily Ever After
  • Rumi Ki Sharafat
  • The Film That Never Was
  • I Love You
  • Sarvgunn Sampann — from Dinesh Vijan, starring Vaani Kapoor
  • Kacchey Limbu — from Shubham Yogi, starring Radhika Madan
  • Khwaabon ka Jhamela
  • Pooja Meri Jaan — from Navjot Gulati, starring Mrunal Thakur and Huma Qureshi
  • Sector 36 — from Dinesh Vijan, starring Vikrant Massey and Deepak Dobriyal
  • Ghamasaan — starring Arshad Warsi
  • Boo — starring Manjima Mohan and Nivetha Pethuaraj
  • Kun Faya Kun — from Kushan Nandy, starring Harshvardhan Rane and Sanjeeda Shaikh
  • Aachari Baa
  • Amar Prem Ki Prem Kahani
  • Ikroop — from Ali Abbas Zafar
  • Jo Tera Hai Woh Mera Hai
  • Ishq-e-Nadaan
  • Four Blind Men (Marathi)
  • 1234 (Marathi)
  • Kharvas (Marathi)
  • Kaata Kirrr (Marathi)
  • Khashaba (Marathi)
  • Baipan Bhari Deva (Marathi)
  • Bachubhai (Gujarati)
  • Chaandlo (Gujarati)
  • Ghulam Chor (Gujarati)

Upcoming Series

  • Laal Batti — from Prakash Jha, starring Nana Patekar and Sanjay Kapoor
  • Union: The Making of India — starring Kay Kay Menon and Ashutosh Rana
  • Inspector Avinash — starring Randeep Hooda and Urvashi Rautela
  • Rafuchakkar — starring Maniesh Paul
  • Bajao — starring Indian rapper Raftaar
  • The Magic of Shiri — starring Divyanka Tripathi
  • Doctors — starring Sharad Kelkar
  • A Legal Affair — starring Barkha Singh and Angad Bedi
  • Ishq Next Door — starring Abhay Mahajan and Natasha Bharadwaj
  • Do Gubbare — starring Mohan Agashe and Siddharth Shaw
  • Hajamat — Sanjay Mishra and Anshumaan Pushka
  • Moonwalk
  • UP65 — starring Rishabh Jaiswal and Satyam Tiwari
  • Kaalsutra (Marathi)
  • Eka Kaleche Mani (Marathi)
  • Aga Aai Aho Aai (Marathi)

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