Surinder Films has produced over 100 Bengali films and more than 6,000 hours of television content across all the leading TV channels.
Last Updated: 03.13 PM, Mar 21, 2023
The news was in the air for a while and finally, Kolkata-based production house Surinder Films announced that it has acquired Addatimes – the first Bengali on-demand OTT Platform in the country. Surinder Films has produced over 100 Bengali films and more than 6,000 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 and suspense dramas, comedy series, etc, for the Bengali audience.
Director of Surinder Films, Nispal Singh said, “We have been in the business of Bengali film production, distribution, and content creation for both regional and 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 the content of varied genres keeping in mind the audience's interest. We already have an interesting lineup of big-ticket Bengali Movies and a host of Web Series’ which we would start streaming soon. We look forward to a creatively exciting journey ahead.”
We have earlier reported that the production house has been working on a series with Sauraseni Maitra, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Debasish Mondal. This will be the first show after aquisition to be streamed on Addatimes. Directed by Abhinandan Dutta, Amriter Sandhane -- The Banaras Chapter, from April 14, celebrating the occasion of Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year). This eight-episode series is a mythological thriller set in the holy city of Varanasi. Following this, there will be a comedy series, Gentlemen, starring Joy Sengupta, Mir Afsar Ali, Rudranil Ghosh, and Madhurima Basak in the lead, which is directed by Korak Murmu. Gentlemen will be dropped in May.
This apart, Addatimes would also digitally premiere some mega feature films like Kaberi Antardhan (on March 26) followed by Mitin Mashi, SagardwipeyJawker Dhan, Magic, and many more in the coming months. New films like Love Marriage, Bhootpori, Ardhangini, Paakhi, Tarakar Mrityu, and 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 Nispal.