‘83’ OTT release date & time on Netflix and Disney+Hotstar

Kabir Khan’s last release 83, which released in theatres on December 24, 2021, is good to go to stream on OTT stages soon. According to reports by Mid-day, the movie is expected to drop on two OTT stages simultaneously on February 25.

Reportedly, Netflix has bagged the rights of the Hindi version, while Disney+ Hotstar will stream the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam versions.
Having said that, nothing has been affirmed at this point, so we need to sit tight for an official affirmation from the makers about 83’s release on OTT platforms.

The media portal quoted a trade source as saying, “At the time, the OTT boom hadn’t hit India. The deal was finalised, and Star Gold had got the satellite rights. With digital premieres gaining popularity since 2020, Disney+ Hotstar- the OTT arm of the Walt Disney Company India, of which Star India is a subsidiary- gained the rights to the regional versions.”

The source further added, “With this, 83 becomes the second Hindi movie after Thalaivii [2021] to be streamed simultaneously on two web platforms. The film is likely to drop on both platforms on February 18 or 25.”

“Only after two months of its OTT release, will the Hindi version air on Star Gold. 83 hit the marquee on December 24. During the negotiations, the makers made it clear they wanted a minimum eight-week run before it released digitally and on TV.”