Jio Studios unveil a line-up of 100 original web series & movies for 2023-2024: Stree 2, Bhediya 2, Bloody Daddy announced

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OTT Streaming Platform Jio Cinemas has been in the news for a while now, mainly because it is currently streaming the biggest extravaganza of cricket, IPL 2023 in over 11 languages and 4K quality, that too free for everyone. Now, after the successful streaming of IPL 2023 via the Jio Cinema app, Reliance Industries’ Jio Studios is getting ready to take the Original Content market by storm.

Yesterday in a grand event held at the Jio Convention Center, Jio Studios announced over 100 web series and movies that the studio is producing. These include not only Hindi but also Marathi, Bengali, and Gujarati content that will stream on the Jio Cinema app in the future. While some of these movies will first have a theatrical release, others will be directed to OTT streaming.

The line-up is extremely vast with over 100 stories already created to be told to the world. It includes popular titles like Shraddha Kapoor’s Stree 2 and Varun Dhawan’s Bhediya 2. The content will start rolling out in May, with the first big release being Shahid Kapoor’s action thriller ‘Bloody Daddy’ which will stream directly to OTT from June 9.  

With this move, Jio Studios is all set to give tough competition to OTT giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, and more.

History of Jio Studios

Jio Studios began its pathbreaking career with Amar Kaushik’s directorial debut Stree in 2018. The horror comedy starring Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, and others was loved for its plot, performances, music, and scary moments. The success of Stree led to a horror comedy universe that included Janhvi Kapoor’s Roohi and Varun Dhawan’s Bhediya.

Jio Studios Slate of Web Series & Movies

Jio Studios announced a huge slate of movies and shows at a star-studded extravaganza in Mumbai yesterday. The slate includes not only Hindi but Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Bhojpuri titles as well spanning action, comedy, romance, drama, musicals, horror, and more genres. Over 100 titles have been announced, out of which more than 70% are in the Hindi language.

“We are in the most exciting and eventful phase of Indian entertainment, with storytelling taking center stage in an era of explosive digital disruption. 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 storylines in every Indian language, and take these stories mainstream,” said Jyoti Deshpande, President of Reliance Industries Limited Media and Content Business. Let us look at the complete slate of web series and movies announced.

Jio Studios: Hindi Movies

  • Dunki starring Shahrukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu & others releasing in December 2023.
  • Bloody Daddy starring Shahid Kapoor, Ronit Roy & others releasing on 9 June.
  • Bhediya 2 starring Varun Dhawan and others releasing in 2025
  • Stree 2 starring Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao & others releasing on 31 August 2024
  • Bhul Chuk Maaf starring Kartik Aryan, Shraddha Kapoor & others
  • Section 84 starring Amitabh Bachchan
  • Hisaab Barabar starring R. Madhavan, Kirti Kulhari & others
  • Zara Hatke Zara Bachke starring Vicky Kaushal, Sara Ali Khan & others
  • Black Out starring Vikrant Massey, Mouni Roy & others
  • Mumbaikar starring Vijay Sethupathi, Vikrant Massey & others
  • The Storyteller starring Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah & others
  • Dhoom Dhaam starring Yami Gautam, Pratik Gandhi & others
  • Empire starring Taapsee Pannu, Arvind Swamy & others
  • The untitled movie starring Kriti Sanon & Shahid Kapoor
  • Trial Period starring Genelia Deshmukh, Manav Kaul & others
  • One Friday Night starring Milind Soman, Raveena Tandon & others
  • Baramulla
  • Mrs. starring Sanya Malhotra & others
  • Sumo Didi starring Shriyam Bhagnani & others
  • Happily Ever After starring Divyendu, Sobhita Dhulipala & others
  • Rumi Ki Sharafat starring Varun Sharma, Radhika Madan & others
  • The Film That Never Was starring Jackie Shroff
  • I Love You starring Pavail Gulati, Rakulpreet & others
  • Sarvgunn Sampann starring Vaani Kapoor
  • Kacchey Limbu starring Radhika Madan & others
  • Khwaabon Ka Jhamela starring Prateik Babbar
  • Pooja Meri Jaan starring Mrunal Thakur
  • Bhagwat Chapter One: Raakshas starring Arshad Warsi
  • Sector 36
  • Ghamasaan starring Arshad Warsi
  • Boo
  • Kun Faaya Kun starring Harshvardhan Rane
  • Blind starring Sonam Kapoor
  • Aachari Baa
  • Amar Prem Ki Prem Kahaani
  • Ikroop
  • Jo Tera Hai Woh Mera Hai
  • Ishq-E-Nadaan starring Neena Gupta
Bloody Daddy poster unveiled

Jio Studios: Hindi Web Series

  • Laal Batti starring Nana Patekar, Zeeshan Ayyub & others
  • Moonwalk
  • Ishq Next Door
  • Union starring Kay Kay Menon, Ashutosh Rana & others
  • The Making of India
  • Inspector Avinash starring Randeep Hooda
  • Rafuchakkar starring Manish Paul & others
  • The Magic of Shiri starring Divyanka Tripathi & others
  • Bajao starring Raftaar, Sahil Khattar & others
  • Doctors starring Sharad Kelkar, Harleen Sethi & others
  • A Legal Affair starring Barkha Singh, Angad Bedi & others
  • UP65
  • Do Gubbare

Jio Studios: Bengali Slate

The studio has entered into a partnership with SVF Entertainment to make its mark in the Bengali market.

Jio Studios: Marathi Slate

  • Baipan Bhari Deva
  • Four Blind Men
  • 1234
  • Kaalsutra
  • Kharvas
  • Kaata Kirrr
  • Khashaba
  • Eka Kaleche Mani
  • Aga Aai Aho Aai

Jio Studios: Gujarati

  • Bachubhai
  • Chaandlo
  • Ghulam Chor

Investment & Distribution involved in Jio Studios

The content studio has spent Rs. 2000 crore on producing content with the bulk of these investments happening in the last 2 years. There are plans to double the investment as content production amps up offerings in several Indian languages. “It took 3 years to complete this slate of 100+ stories. We will start rolling out this content in May,” Deshpande said. The studio has completed 5 years of operation and released 50 content assets across movies and web shows.

“We have not even scratched the tip of South India. And as we double down on this market, we foresee the investment doubling over the next few years,” Jyoti Deshpande added.

As for the distribution strategy for the movies, some movies will follow the traditional release in theatres first followed by OTT streaming, while others will be released digitally, but marketed like a theatrical release.

The content slate including about 100 stories has made Jio Studios the biggest content studio in the country by a long mile.

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Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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