The market was buzzing with this vital information since reports of Netflix acquiring Ram Madhvani’s thriller Dhamaka , based on the South Korean film The Terror Live where Kartik Aaryan stepped into the role originally played by Ha Jung-woo of an investigative journalist fighting against all odds to nab a terrorist who threatens to blow up the city.
Dhamaka was shot in just ten days and in no time at all Netflix grabbed the feature film for an exclusive OTT release sometime in May or June 2021.
Now it comes to light that Netflix has paid a whopping 135 crore rupees to buy the streaming rights for what promises to be a game-changing affair for Kartik Aaryan. This is the highest fee paid for a feature film by an OTT platform,far exceeding the 90 crores that Amazon paid for David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 and Disney Hotstar 110 crores for Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi.
What makes Dhamaka so special? “It is the gripping start-to-finish 24-hour thriller format and Kartik Aaryan who is the fastest rising star today with a fan following in every age group,” squeals a source in the know about the Dhamaka acquisition by Netflix.