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Chumbak release date: When and where to watch the Akshay Kumar produced Marathi film

The film starring Swanand Kirkire hit the theatres in 2018 and will now be available to watch online on OTT

Shaheen Irani
Nov 11, 2021
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Chumbak - Swanand Kirkire, Sahil Jadhav.

Chumbak, released in theatres in 2018, is all slated to come on OTT. The film had garnered a lot of love and appreciation from critics and viewers alike. More so, the lead actor Swanand Kirkire had won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film. He also bagged the Maharashtra State Awards for the role.

Producer Akshay Kumar also shared his excitement for the film’s OTT release on SonyLIV. The actor penned, “A film so close to my heart, a film that has won so many hearts. So proud to present this beautiful slice of life. Stay tuned on @SonyLIV for a critically acclaimed masterpiece that #Chumbak is. Streaming from 12th November.”

When and where will Chumbak stream?

Chumbak is finally slated to release on Sony LIV. The slice-of-life heist drama will be available on the OTT platform from November 12. The movie was previously slated to release on November 9 but was delayed due to some unknown reasons.

What is Chumbak all about?

Chumbak is the story of a 15-year-old boy Baalu and a mentally challenged man Prasanna. Baalu works at a restaurant and he wants to break the chain of hand to mouth existence that runs in his family. Thus, he plans to con a man with the help of his friend Disco. However, the man happens to be Prasanna, who makes Baalu reconsider his decision. Will Baalu choose passion over dignity, is what the film explores.

Who plays what in Chumbak?

Swanand Kirkire plays the role of the adorable Prasanna. Sahil Jadhav is seen as Baalu. Sangram Desai plays his friend Disco. Together, the two plot to con Prasanna but meet at crossroads after learning more about him.

What made Akshay Kumar produce the film?

Akshay Kumar was floored by Swanand Kirkire’s acting. He believed that Marathi cinema was way ahead of Bollywood when it came to dealing with complex issues. Thus, the actor backed a movie like Chumbak.

Who is the director of Chumbak?

The film is helmed by Aarya director Sandeep Modi. Sandeep Modi, who is most recently known for helming Sushmita Sen’s web series Aarya, had directed Chumbak back in 2018. He is out to prove his graph by helming two completely opposite and yet critically acclaimed projects back to back.


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