September 22, 2023 – The renowned Indian studio, Excel Entertainment, co-founded by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, is gearing up for an impressive array of upcoming productions that promise to captivate audiences on both the big and small screens.
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“Fukrey 3” Hits Theatres on September 28, 2023
Excel Entertainment is all set to release the highly anticipated “Fukrey 3,” the latest installment of the hit comedy-crime franchise directed by Mrighdeep Lamba. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on September 28, 2023.
“Agni” Promises Action and Drama in 2024
Fans can also look forward to “Agni,” an action-packed drama directed by Rahul Dholakia, which is currently in production and slated for release in 2024.
“Ground Zero” – A True-Life Tale in Post-Production
“Ground Zero,” directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar, is in post-production and is based on a compelling true-life story that is bound to leave a lasting impact on audiences.
“Madgaon Express” and “Yudhra” in the Works
Excel Entertainment has two more exciting projects in the pipeline. “Madgaon Express,” a comedy-drama marking actor Kunal Kemmu’s directorial debut, and Ravi Udyawar’s action-thriller “Yudhra” are currently in production and set to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Streaming Delights Await Viewers
On the streaming front, Excel Entertainment is diving into exciting projects. “Dabba Cartel,” the studio’s first show for Netflix, has recently begun filming and promises to unravel the gripping story of five housewives running a high-stakes secret cartel.
Additionally, Netflix will soon feature “Kho Gaye Hum Kahan,” an original film directed by Arjun Varain Singh, starring Ananya Panday, Adarsh Gourav, and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
Zoya Akhtar’s “The Archies,” a co-production with Tiger Baby Films, is set to stream on Netflix from December, offering a compelling narrative to look forward to.
Prime Video’s Offerings
For Prime Video subscribers, the third season of the hit hinterland gangland series, “Mirzapur,” is due to arrive in the first quarter of 2024. Furthermore, “Unseen,” Excel Entertainment’s first venture into the supernatural horror series genre, is already complete and poised to provide viewers with spine-tingling thrills.
A Glimpse into Bollywood’s Past
“Angry Young Men,” a three-part documentary series co-produced by Tiger Baby Films, delves into the lives of famed Bollywood screenwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, who created the iconic ‘angry young man’ persona embodied by Amitabh Bachchan in the 1970s. This insightful series is also ready for its audience.
Akhtar’s Upcoming Projects
While Farhan Akhtar’s highly anticipated feature film, “Jee Le Zaraa,” with Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt, remains on hold due to scheduling conflicts and industry challenges, the multitalented actor-director will star in an untitled “slice-of-life romantic musical” directed by Nitya Mehra. Additionally, Akhtar plans to return to the director’s chair in the near future with “Don 3.”
Ranveer Singh Takes Over the Mantle in “Don 3”
In a significant development, Ranveer Singh is set to step into the iconic role in “Don 3,” following in the footsteps of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. Farhan Akhtar emphasized that the casting change was amicable, stating, “We just parted mutually knowing that it’s probably for the best.” The film is expected to be a cinematic spectacle, and Akhtar expressed his excitement about Ranveer Singh’s involvement.
Excel Entertainment’s Global Ambitions
Excel Entertainment isn’t limiting its reach to India alone. The studio is keen on international collaborations and aims to showcase Indian stories to a global audience. This vision aligns with the growing interest in Indian content on streaming platforms worldwide.
Exploring South Indian Markets
Excel Entertainment is also keeping a close eye on the flourishing South Indian market, recognizing that barriers between regional content are fading in the post-pandemic era. Farhan Akhtar expressed enthusiasm about the cross-pollination of industries, believing it will enrich the creative landscape.
As Excel Entertainment continues to diversify its portfolio and engage viewers with captivating narratives, audiences worldwide can eagerly anticipate a thrilling lineup of entertainment offerings from this dynamic Indian studio.