Entertainment01 March 2021
Mumbai, 2 March, 2021: Adding to its robust film slate, Netflix today announced that it will release the Dhamaka, headlined by Kartik Aaryan. The film’s plot unfolds as a news anchor gets stuck in a situation with a mysterious bomb blast. With the series of ups and downs and events that follow, he must make a choice between his future career or the humanist in him.
The film stars Kartik Aaryan in the lead, and Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash, Vikas Kumar and Vishwajeet Pradhan in pivotal roles. Dhamaka is directed by Ram Madhvani and Produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and Ram Madhvani Films in association with Lotte Cultureworks, Globalgate Entertainment & Lionsgate. Dhamaka will premiere exclusively on Netflix across 190 countries.
Director and Producer Ram Madhvani said, “Amita Madhvani and I and our full team at Ram Madhvani Films with the team at RSVP are thrilled that our film Dhamaka will be on Netflix. We know that this is only our first step to a continuing relationship with a platform we highly respect and that will reach national and international audiences. I have been wanting to collaborate with Kartik Aaryan for some years now . And I’m thrilled he wanted to do Dhamaka. Every day Kartik gave his all to the 360 degree system with which I work. His full involvement, his passion, his precise calibration as an actor is something that I hugely respect. It would be great to collaborate with him again because he made my work better.”
On working with Vikas Kumar and Vishwajeet Pradhan, Madhvani said, “I feel privileged when actors of the caliber of Vikas Kumar and Viswajeet Pradhan agreed to work with me again . Their talent makes the film better.”
On working with Mrunal Thakur, Madhvani said, “I feel blessed that Mrunal agreed to act in our film as a special appearance . She is the films moral centre and she brings an honesty and a believability to her performance that I have had the privilege of being at the receiving end of as a director . Mrunal is a very rare talent.
On working with Amruta Subhash, Madhvani said, “Amruta Subhash is one of those actresses whose performances you remember and note down and say “ I want to work with this actress”. I feel generations to come will remark on her acting prowess .”
Kartik Aryan, on his Netflix debut said, “Dhamaka has been a very exciting & enriching experience for me as an actor. Working with a maverick like Ram Madhvani has allowed me to explore & showcase a new facet of my personality. I am thrilled that the film will reach audiences & my fans all around the world on Netflix.”
Srishti Behl Arya, Director- International Original Film, Netflix India said, “We are thrilled to be the home for Ram Madhvani’s Dhamaka. We want our members in India and around the world to discover and fall in love with the most diverse and entertaining films on Netflix, and we can’t wait to bring them this powerful Kartik Aryan starrer.”
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The vision of RSVP is to develop and create stories that must be told, stories that we would love to tell and stories that people go to the movies for. Younger audiences are closing the mediums of their choice and we maintain it’s an audience revolution and evolution more than a technology one. The goal is to constantly innovate and disrupt in this space of movies, digital content and the new age of documentaries. Following this vision, RSVP has successfully produced Love Per Square Foot, Lust Stories, Karwaan, Pihu, Kedarnath, Uri - The Surgical Strike, Sonchiriya , Raat Akeli Hai, The Sky is Pink and Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. The upcoming films under the banner are Rashmi Rocket, Tejas, Pippa, Mission Majnu, Sam Maneckshaw & The Immortal Ashwatthama.
Ram Madhvani Films is a natural progression for Equinox Features - a partnership between Ram Madhvani and Amita Madhvani, after the release of the feature film NEERJA directed by Ram Madhvani. RMF has set out into the new world of long format with the Disney+ Hotstar series “Aarya'' and now is already in production of Season 2 of the same. RMF's upcoming film DHAMAKA as the title promises, is set to be a thriller with a whole lot of emotion and drama and will release on Netflix in 2021.
RMF continues to creatively develop more long format content for the future.