Even though the lockdown in the country is being lifted in phases, the chance of a theater visit does not seem possible in the short term. Thanks to OTT platforms and the onslaught of digital content, India (and the rest of the world) is slowly getting used to a life without cinemas.
After the release of Ponmagal Vandhal, Amazon Prime Video saw another major release starring Shoojit Sircar director Gulabo Sitabo, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana.
FilmyOne critic Shubra Gupta wrote in her review“This is just the kind of space that writer Juhi Chaturvedi, a longtime Sircar collaborator, can fill so well. Both Vicky Donor and Piku were delightful comedy of mundane ways: the former gave Bollywood a new kind of hero in Khurrana; the second gave the Bengali digestive tract the importance it deserves, through Bachchan’s elder lord and his fondness for gelusil. Both, like the gloomy outlier October, proved that the story is king. “