Surinder Films Acquires Addatimes, The First Bengali OTT Platform Of The Country
News Desk, News Nation 360: Surinder Films, a Kolkata headquartered film production company, has acquired Addatimes, the first Bengali on-demand OTT Platform in the country. Surinder Films is one of the leading and revered Production Houses of Kolkata with which the audience associates quality, novelty and entertainment. Surinder Films has produced over 100 Bengali films and has now become one of the most prominent names in the field of content production; producing more than 6000 hours of television content across all the leading TV channels. Addatimes, which was launched in 2016, was the first platform to create original web series, short films, Bengali video songs, short love stories, detective movies, thrillers & suspense dramas & comedy series for the Bengali audience. The first web series after acquisition to be streamed on Addatimes will be Amriter Sandhane - The Banaras Chapter, from 14th
April 2023, celebrating the occasion of Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year). This 8-episode series is a mythological thriller set in the holy city of Varanasi. The star cast of Amriter Sandhane - The Banaras Chapter includes Chandan Roy Sanyal, Sauraseni Maitra & Debasish Mondal amongst others and it is directed by Abhinandan Dutta. Following this, there will be a rib-tickling series, Gentlemen, starring Joy Sengupta, Mir Afsar Ali, Rudranil Ghosh & Madhurima Basak in the lead, which is directed by Korak Murmu. Gentlemen will be steaming from May 2023. Addatimes would also digitally premiere some mega feature films like Kaberi Antardhan (on 26th March 2023) followed by Mitin Mashi, SagardwipeyJawker Dhan & Magic and many more in the coming months. New films like Love Marriage, Bhootpori, Ardhangini, Paakhi, Tarakar Mrityu & Tenida will be digitally premiered in Addatimes post their theatrical releases. Nispal Singh, Director, of Surinder Films Pvt Ltd stated that they have been in the business of Bengali film production, distribution and content creation for both regional & national channels. In today’s context, they found that the OTT Platforms have immense growth potential and it is the right time to invest in them. Thus, they decided to acquire Addatimes, the first Bengali and one of the well-known OTT platforms. Here, they would be creating, as well as acquiring the content of varied genres keeping in mind the audience's interest. They already have an interesting lineup of big-ticket Bengali Movies & a host of Web Series’ which they would start streaming soon. They look forward to a creatively exciting journey ahead.
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Report : Anustup Kundu