Amazon Prime Video and Nadiadwala team up for exclusive multi-year slate

Amazon Prime Video announced today, May 30, 2022 they are partnering with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment (NGE) for a multi-film licensing collaboration which will be worldwide exclusive.

With this collaboration, one of India’s biggest production houses and one of India’s giant streamers come together to bring some of the biggest and best entertainment from the heart of Bollywood to the 240+ countries and territories that Amazon Prime Video streams in.

As part of their collaboration, Prime Video will have exclusive streaming rights to NGE’s newly released movies, soon after they screen in theatres. NGE’s upcoming slate boasts of some impressive titles like, ‘Sanki’, ‘Bawaal’, ‘Baaghi 4’ as well as an untitled project headlined by Karthik Aryan.

Sajid Nadiadwala is known for some larger-than-life cinema and his brand of entertainment will now exclusively be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

As per the deal, the movie will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video post their theatrical release. Also, some movie will right after their release, be available “to rent” on Prime Video for all Amazon customers across all their territories. This “to rent” option is a new offering from Amazon – it is their “Early Access Rental” window.

Sajid Nadiadwala, who is the Managing Director of NGE spoke about this latest collaboration and said, “We have been entertaining the audience for the last 70 years with our movies, contributing to the Indian culture and today it’s a new era in entertainment with OTT becoming such an integral part of our lives. Amazon Prime Video has been instrumental in breaking all barriers in entertainment – geographical, linguistic, or otherwise.”

Nadiadwala added, “In Prime Video, we believe we have found a partner that not only shares our vision of offering immersive cinematic experiences, but also provides global distribution to the best stories from the Indian entertainment ecosystem. This collaboration marks NGE’s first-ever, worldwide exclusive, multi-film, multi-year deal with Prime Video – we are confident that this partnership of inclusive cinema will enable our upcoming titles to travel beyond geographies and add further value to Prime Video’s stellar content selection. As the world of storytelling evolves across genres, I believe this association will pave the way for more collaborations between the two brands to follow.” On behalf of Amazon Prime Video, Manish Menghani, Director of Content Licensing of Amazon Prime Video India said, “We are excited to venture into this milestone collaboration with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, that is known to create films that connect instantly with audiences. By inking this partnership, we will bring some of the most entertaining narratives and stories soon after their theatrical releases exclusively to our viewers’ screens worldwide. At Amazon, we start with the customer and work backwards and this collaboration is another step towards fulfilling that promise. Prime Video has played a key role in significantly enhancing the audience base for Indian films, across languages, both within the country and internationally. I am certain that this slate of much-anticipated movies will prove to be an absolute delight for our consumers.”

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