Pushpa: The Rise OTT streaming release date and platform confirmed

The digital release date for the new action movie ‘Pushpa: The Rise – Part One’ and the OTT streaming platform has now been confirmed!

Despite the various delays and postponements associated with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, 2021 has been an incredible year for Indian television series and movies.

Thankfully, 2021 went out with a bang thanks to several final titles premiering in theatres and on digital streaming platforms in December.

In particular, fans around the world were finally able to watch the highly anticipated movie ‘Pushpa: The Rise – Part One’ in cinemas from December 17th.

However, not every fan will be able to travel to a theatre, so what date will Pushpa: The Rise – Part One release for digital streaming and on which OTT platform?

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What is Pushpa about?

Pushpa: The Rise Part 1 is centred around the smuggling of Red Sanders, a type of tree that is native to the Seshachalam Hills in Rayalaseema, India.

The smuggling of Red Sanders, also known as Red Sandalwood, has been a major issue across Southern India for decades, particularly in the Andhra Pradesh region where Pushpa is located.

Red Sanders is highly valued because of the wood’s rich colour, but its Endangered Species listing by the IUCN has meant that illegal smuggling can be quite lucrative.

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Introducing Pushpa Raj | Trailer

Pushpa premieres in theatres…

Pushpa: The Rise – Part One finally premiered around the world in theatres on December 17th, 2021.

The film was originally meant to release in cinemas back in August 2021, coinciding with the Independence Day weekend celebrations, but was rescheduled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The official Twitter page for Pushpa then uploaded several promotional posters, with the caption “This Christmas will be ICONIC.”

However, the production team did reveal in this time that the movie would be split into two separate films.

In a statement, via The Hindustan Times, the makers said that “The storyline and the characters took on lives of their own and grew to a span that required the movie to be released in two parts.”

“The excitement we witnessed for ‘Introduction To Pushpa Raj’ was phenomenal and we are determined to take it all to the next level by releasing the film as a duology. We have the best stars, artists and technicians aboard and we hope to give the audience a memorable experience in the theatres through this story.” – Pushpa statement, via The Hindustan Times.

At the time of writing, the movie has grossed around ₹300 crore ($40 million) worldwide by its third weekend.

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Prelude of Pushparaj | Trailer

Where to stream Pushpa online…

On December 17th, it was also revealed that the OTT digital streaming rights for Pushpa: The Rise – Part One had been acquired by Amazon Prime Video.

As reported by Mirchi9, the streaming giant appears as the Exclusive Streaming Partner for the movie in the opening credits, although the cost of the Pushpa acquisition has not been shared.

Unfortunately, Amazon Prime Video recently revealed that the price for their subscription packages was receiving a substantial increase. Accessing the Prime services will now cost users Rs 179 monthly, Rs 459 quarterly and Rs 1499 annually, you can find more information here.

The satellite rights for the movie have been acquired by Star India Network in all five available languages.

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Pushpa: OTT streaming release date

Pushpa: The Rise – Part One will release for OTT streaming via Amazon Prime Video on Friday, January 7th.

This week, there had already been numerous reports that the movie would launch for OTT streaming from the first week of January.

Tollywood.net was the first to state this information, which claimed that “Pushpa: The Rise will be made available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video from the 7th January.”

This was reported following the recent trend in the Indian cinema industry of releasing for OTT streaming between four and six weeks after the theatrical debut.

The good news is that Amazon Prime Video India announced today, January 5th, via Instagram that Pushpa would arrive on Friday, January 7th, 2022.

This article will be updated with a specific release time for Pushpa: The Rise – Part One closer to the premiere.

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Cast list for Pushpa: The Rise – Part One…

The following cast members have been confirmed for Part One of Pushpa:

  • Allu Arjun as Pushpa Raj
  • Fahadh Faasil asBhanwar Singh Shekhawat
  • Rashmika Mandanna as Srivalli
  • Dhananjaya as Jolly Reddy
  • Sunil as Mangalam Srinu
  • Ajay Ghosh as Konda Reddy
  • Rao Ramesh as Bhumireddy Siddappa Naidu
  • Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari as Kesava
  • Shatru as DSP Govindappa
  • Anasuya Bharadwaj as Dakshayan

Dubbing languages…

At the time of writing, Pushpa: The Rise – Part One will be available in theatres in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada dialects.

The movie is expected to be released on Amazon Prime Video in all available regional languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada.

It currently remains unclear which audio options will be available on Star India Network, which acquired the satellite broadcasting rights for Pushpa.

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By Tom Llewellyn – tom.llewellyn@grv.media

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