Hotstar wants you to watch plays

Streaming platform brings theatre to your screen

Hotstar is expanding its Premium service by offering a new storytelling format, CinePlay, under its Originals banner.

Classics and contemporary stories from the theatre world will be showcased by Hotstar Originals’ CinePlay.

If you’re a premium subscriber you can expect to see 20 CinePlay titles release regularly on the platform. That’s a new title every week from March. Currently there are five new titles.

The service will bring together the work of leading playwrights (such as  like Dr. Vijay Tendulkar, Badal Sircar, Mohan Rakesh, and Mahesh Dattani), internationally renowned directors and the best of the actors (Nandita Das, Saurabh Shukla, Lillete Dubey, Swanand Kirkire, Namit Das, Darshan Jariwalla, Rajpal Yadav, Sonali Kulkarni and others from both the theatre and cinema worlds.

Just last month, Hotstar announced a partnership with Disney allowing it to access to a portfolio of American TV shows and movies from Disney, while earlier partnerships also allow access to Fox and HBO shows.