Kolkata headquartered film production company, Surinder Films, 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.
“We have been in the business of Bengali film production, distribution
and content creation for both regional & national channels. In today’s
context, we found that the OTT Platforms have immense growth potential and it
is the right time to invest in them. Thus, we decided to acquire Addatimes, the
first Bengali and one of the well-known OTT platforms. Here, we would be
creating, as well as acquiring content of varied genres keeping in mind the
audience interest. We already have an interesting line up of big-ticket Bengali
Movies & a host of Web Series’ which we would start streaming soon. We look
forward to a creatively exciting journey ahead,” said Mr Nispal Singh,
Director, Surinder Films Pvt Ltd.
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 streaming from May, 2023.
This apart, 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.
“We plan to release between 15 -18 original contents a year, to begin
with. As far as the films are concerned, there will be more than one release
per month,” added Mr Singh.
Addatimes will be available on Play store, App Store, Android TV, Fire
TV and Samsung TV. The yearly subscription plans are 799 INR for a single screen
and 1199 INR for 2 screens. For international viewers, the subscription comes
at $ 49.99 for double screen per year.