Netflix Lands Bollywood Thriller ‘Dhamaka’

Netflix Lands Bollywood Thriller ‘Dhamaka’


Netflix has acquired the exclusive rights to the Bollywood thriller Dhamaka starring well-known Indian actor Kartik Aaryan.

Directed and produced by Ram Madhvani, the film is a remake of the 2013 South Korean movie The Terror Lives. It tells the story of an ambitious news anchor (Aaryan) who gets stuck in a situation with a mysterious bomb blast. Within a series of events that follow, he must make a choice between his future career or the humanist in him.

The cast also includes Mrunal Thakur (Love Sonia), Amruta Subhash (Choked), Vikas Kumar (Aarya) and Vishwajeet Pradhan (Class of ’83).

Dhamaka is produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and Ram Madhvani Films in association with Lotte Cultureworks, Globalgate Entertainment and Lionsgate. The film is set to premiere across 190 countries.

Dhamaka has been a very exciting and enriching experience for me as an actor,” said Aaryan in a statement. “Working with a maverick like Ram Madhvani has allowed me to explain and showcase a new facet of my personality. I am thrilled that the film will reach audiences and my fans all around the world on Netflix.”

Aaryan previously starred in 2018’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. His upcoming films include Dostana 2 and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.

Also noting how thrilled he was to be on the popular streaming platform that will reach national and international audiences Madhvani said, “I have been wanting to collaborate with Kartik Aaryan for some years now. And I’m thrilled he wanted to do Dhamaka. Every day Kartik gave his all to the 360-degree system with which I work. His full involvement, his passion, his precise calibration as an actor is something that I hugely respect. It would be great to collaborate with him again because he made my work better.”

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