Netflix Acquires Bollywood Thriller 'Dhamaka'

'Dhamaka'
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'Dhamaka'

A remake of the Korean hit 'The Terror Live,' the film follows an ambitious TV news anchor, played by Indian star Kartik Aaryan, who gets caught up in the broadcast of a mysterious explosion.

Netflix has picked up global rights to Bollywood action thriller Dhamaka, starring Kartik Aaryan.

Directed and produced by Ram Madhvani, the Indian film is a remake of the South Korean hit The Terror Live from 2013. Like the original, the new film follows an ambitious news anchor who monopolizes the broadcast of a mysterious bomb blast and is forced to choose between his future career and the humanist within him.

Dhamaka's supporting cast includes Mrunal Thakur, Amruta Subhash, Vikas Kumar and Vishwajeet Pradhan.

The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and Ram Madhvani Films in association with Lotte Cultureworks, Globalgate Entertainment and Lionsgate.

Said star Kartik Aryan in a statement: "Dhamaka has been a very exciting and enriching experience for me as an actor. Working with a maverick like Ram Madhvani has allowed me to explore and showcase a new facet of my personality. I am thrilled that the film will reach audiences and my fans all around the world on Netflix."