Bell Bottom release on OTT: Spy-thriller Bell Bottom will have its OTT premiere today September 16. The Akshay Kumar starrer film opened to good reviews from critics and positive feedback from viewers on August 19. Despite the ongoing pandemic, makers of Bell Bottom opted for a theatrical release. Thus, it became the first commercial Hindi film to have a theatrical release after cinemas opened with 50 percent occupancy post-COVID-19 second wave.
Due to the coronavirus scare, many viewers stayed away from cinemas and chose to wait for the film’s OTT release. Their patience will pay off today. An out-and-out masala entertainer, Bell Bottom revolves around multiple incidences of plane highjacks that rocked the Indian aviation industry in the 80s. In the film, we see late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi formulate a plan to negotiate with the highjackers when yet another aeroplane is highjacked in 1984.
To execute a mission she calls upon a Research and Analysis Wing agent who goes by the codename “Bell Bottom”. However, the special agent has an ulterior motive. He doesn’t just want to free the 210 hostages but also aims to capture the highjackers and end their streak of crime once and for all.
Bell Bottom cast
While Kumar essays the role of RAW agent “Bell Bottom” in the film, actor Lara Dutta plays Indira Gandhi. Her transformation via prosthetics and makeup into the much older Gandhi had surprised many viewers when the film’s trailer came out. And if reviews are anything to buy, Dutta’s portrayal of Gandhi in Bell Bottom is one of its key highlights.
Apart from Kumar and Dutta, the film also features, Adil Hussain, Huma Qureshi and Vaani Kapoor in key roles.
Where to watch Bell Bottom
Bell Bottom will have its OTT premiere on Prime Video. Anyone with a valid subscription to the platform can start streaming it from today.
Here’s the trailer of Bell Bottom: