The star-studded film Bell Bottom is all set to release digitally, almost a month after releasing in theatres, on Amazon Prime Video on September 16th. The action – thriller directed by Ranjit Tewari is inspired from real life events in India, such as the hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight 423, 405 and 421 by Khalistani Separatists.

The cast includes Akshay Kumar playing the lead role as Anshul Malhotra, Lara Dutta as Indira Gandhi, Vaani Kapoor as Radhika Malhotra, Huma Qureshi as Adeela Rehman and Adil Hussain as Santook. 

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Bell Bottom has received a rating of 6.5/10 on IMDb and has received positive reviews from a number of film critics. It was the first Hindi movie to hit theatres after coronavirus restrictions were eased in most states. However, the theatres haven’t been given a green light to reopen in Maharashtra while majority of other states operate at 50 percent capacity. This is a big reason behind the low box office collection of the film.

“After getting the theatres going, it is time to take this story to more people, and what better way to do that than releasing BellBottom on Amazon Prime Video; with a reach of 240+ countries and territories, I am hoping this tale of an unsung hero reaches audiences far and wide,” Akshay Kumar said in a statement, as per PTI.

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Producers have become increasingly accepting of releasing films on OTT platforms due to the coronavirus. The film industry has had to evolve in order to survive.

The film manages to keep its viewers hooked for the complete duration of 123 minutes. It is filled with scenes that give goosebumps. If you need another reason to watch this action-packed thriller then allow me to remind you that Akshay Kumar plays the role of an Army man. Arguably, he is the best man in Bollywood to perform roles of a man in uniform.