Thursday, June 30, 2011


I don't often do this but I thought everybody would be interested to know that Disney is releasing THREE movies on multiple platforms on July 26th... including Siddharth starrer Once Upon A Warrior. I've been assured that it's the original, uncut Telugu version and will be coming with English subtitles. The other two are Do Dooni Chaar and Zokkomon. The movies will be available for download in iTunes and video on demand from numerous places.

I am super excited about this and I'll keep you posted on any other developments. Anything that makes it easier for us Western fans to get films is something to celebrate!

Here is the official press release - it has links to the Disney sites to the films, we can all keep an eye out for updates on Sid's film:

BURBANK, CA -- June 29, 2011 – The Walt Disney Studios is proud to announce the North American release of three films from India, Do Dooni Chaar, Once Upon A Warrior and Zokkomon, releasing on July 26. The movies will be released simultaneously on DVD, video-on-demand, and digital download and will be featured on iTunes - all on the same day.
Designed to expand the entertainment options of diverse cultural groups in North America, the movies feature some of the most recognizable local talent from India. Disney was involved in production of each film which will be released in their local language and subtitled in English.
About the films:

DO DOONI CHAAR is a heart-warming comedy about the dreams and challenges of a middle-class family who take a chaotic journey to fulfill their dream of owning a car and discover the true meaning of family along the way. The film was written and directed by Habib Faisal (co-writer of “Salaam Namaste”) and features Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Aditi Vasudev, Archit Krishna, Akhilendra Mishra, Natasha Rastogi, Supriya Shukla, Mohit Chaddha and Avtar Sahni. It won India's prestigious National Award for Best Hindi Film of the Year as well as the Best Actor Award from the 2011 New York Indian Film Festival for Rishi Kapoor.

Format: DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand
Run Time: 111 minutes
Hindi (subtitled in English)

As the first ever Disney Telugu fantasy adventure, ONCE UPON A WARRIOR is about a swashbuckling warrior on an epic quest to save a mystical young girl from a wicked Queen in the ultimate battle between good and evil. In the tradition of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Prince of Persia,” the film features an all-star cast including Siddharth, Shruti Haasan and Lakshmi Manchu. The background score is from Salim-Sulaiman and the Music Directors are Koti, Mickey J. Mayer, Salim-Sulaiman and M.M. Keeravani. The film is produced by Prasad Devinini, Prakash Kovelamudi and Written & Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi. K. Raghavendra Rao who has over 100 Telugu films among his credits, is also a producer.

Format: DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand
Run Time: 133 minutes
Languages: Telugu (subtitled in English)

Zokkomon is a thrilling Hindi action adventure film about an ordinary boy who overcomes extraordinary challenges to become a magical hero. The film had its World Premiere at the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles and a limited theatrical release. Featuring well-known Indian stars Darsheel Safary and Anupam Kher (“Bend it Like Beckham”) the film features music by India’s most popular trio, Shankar Ehsaan Loy.

Format: DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand
Run Time: 108 minutes
Languages: Hindi (subtitled in English)
Release Date: July 26, 2011


Nerdypanda said...

I liked De dooni char because I thought that the depiction of middle class Indian families was quite realistic. The script I had problems with. But, I loved the dialogues. Don't know about the others.

Shell said...

ZOMG, I am SOOOO excited for Once Upon a Warrior! Feels like I've been waiting for this movie forever! Zokkomon sounds awesome too. I do love me some fantasy and action/adventure movies! WOO HOO!!!

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