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Black Adam to release in India on October 20, Prime Video's first Telugu original to debut on October 19

Dwayne Johnson-starrer Black Adam is a spin-off from Warner Bros and New Line Cinema's Shazam!, featuring Zachary Levi

PTI Mumbai Published 06.10.22, 02:53 PM
A poster of Black Adam.

A poster of Black Adam. Instagram

Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson's much-awaited movie Black Adam will make its debut in Indian theatres on October 20, a day earlier than its global release.

Warner Bros India shared the news on Thursday on its social media handle, announcing that the film will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in the country on October 20, instead of October 21.


“Brace yourselves because #BlackAdam is arriving one day early! Watch Black Adam in cinemas in India from October 20 onwards in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu,” the studio tweeted.

Black Adam is a spin-off from Warner Bros and New Line Cinema's Shazam!, featuring Zachary Levi.

The character first appeared in DC Comics in the 1940s as a villain corrupted by power. He became an anti-hero in the early 2000s.

Directed by Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra, the movie also features Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate.

The movie is written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani.

Prime Video's first Telugu original movie Ammu to debut on October 19

Streaming service Prime Video announced on Thursday that its first Telugu original movie Ammu will be released on October 19.

Written and directed by Charukesh Sekar, the movie will be released in Telugu with dubs in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages, the Amazon streaming platform said in a press release.

Described as an "empowering story of a woman who rises like a phoenix in the face of adversity", Ammu features Aishwarya Lekshmi in the titular role alongside Naveen Chandra and Simha.

It traces the thrilling transformation of a woman from being a victim of domestic violence to overcoming her internal conflicts, discovering her inner strength and giving the big payback to her abusive husband, as per the official logline.

Popular filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj serves as the creative producer on the movie, produced by Kalyan Subramanian and Kaarthekeyen Santhanam of Stone Bench Films.

Ammu is special for us for several reasons. Not only is it our first Telugu original movie, a landmark we are thrilled to have crossed; but it is also an important and a relevant story that focuses on the strength and resilience of women,” Aparna Purohit, head of India Originals at Prime Video, said in a statement.

Subbaraj said Ammu is more than just a revenge thriller.

"The movie is rooted in drama, laced with the unpredictability of life that will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. It is fantastically performed by some of the industry's finest with Aishwarya, Naveen and Simha giving it their all,” he added.

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