With a score of 1.4, David Dhawan’s remake of his 1995 blockbuster Coolie No 1, has become one of the lowest-rated films of all times, beating Sajid Khan’s remake of Himmatwala.
The abysmal reviews and ratings of 2020’s most expensive film has sent shock waves at Amazon where apparently a high-level inquiry is being conducted to figure out just how Coolie No 1 could have been bought off the shelf by Amazon for such a whooping price (reportedly close to 180 crores).
In 2021, Amazon and the other major OTT platforms would be doing less movie-purchasing.
A well-placed source from a major OTT platform tells me, “We are not going to be spending major money on buying feature films. We will produce our own films rather than source them from Bollywood producers. That works better for us. I think all major OTT platforms will follow this guideline in 2021."
Well, it looks like we will get to see a whole lot of original content by these big OTT platforms in 2021. Coolie No 1 released with much fanfare on Amazon Prime only to disappoint its viewers. Memes and jokes are having a field day thanks to logic-defying, science defying and physics-defying stunts of Varun Dhawan.
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