Vidya Balan returns to theatres leading a powerful ensemble cast in the murder-mystery ‘Neeyat’
The superhit team of Shakuntala Devi reunites for Neeyat. Directed by Anu Menon, the film has been produced by Prime Video and Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment.
Neeyat features a stellar ensemble cast led by Vidya Balan and including Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami, Amrita Puri, Dipannita Sharma, Niki Walia, Shashank Arora, Prajakta Koli and Danesh Razvi.
NATIONAL, May 08, 2023: Abundantia Entertainment and Prime Video, today, announced the worldwide theatrical release date of their much-awaited, murder mystery – Neeyat. The intriguing whodunnit, featuring Vidya Balan in the lead, marks its date with the audience in theaters on July 7th, 2023. Neeyat is directed by Anu Menon who last directed Vidya Balan in the 2020 superhit ‘Shakuntala Devi’, based on the life and times of the lady known as the human computer. Anu Menon’s recent directing credits also include multiple episodes of the internationally acclaimed series ‘Killing Eve’. Neeyat boasts of an enviable ensemble cast featuring Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Neeraj Kabi, Amrita Puri, Shahana Goswami, Niki Walia, Dipannita Sharma, Shashank Arora, Prajakta Koli, Danesh Razvi, Ishika Mehra and Madhav Deval in pivotal roles. Neeyat has been written by Anu Menon, Priya Venkataraman, Advaita Kala and Girvani Dhyani with dialogues by Kausar Munir.
Produced by the Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment, that also produced Shakuntala Devi, and co-produced by Prime Video, Neeyat narrates a gripping suspense story of an unlikely detective (Vidya Balan) who investigates mysterious murders at a billionaire’s party where nothing is what it seems and all suspects hide a secret or two.
Neeyat marks Vidya Balan’s return to theatres after her successful stint on digital with three super hit films that premiered on Prime Video. From the family entertainer ‘Shakuntala Devi’ (2020) to the critically hailed ‘Sherni’ (2021) and finally the impactful blockbuster ‘Jalsa’ (2022). Vidya has been the recipient of multiple Best Actress awards for these films at prestigious forums. Neeyat also reunites the team of Shakuntala Devi -Abundantia Entertainment, Anu Menon, Vidya Balan and Prime Video. This also marks the second theatrical co-production for both Abundantia Entertainment and Prime Video.
The producers released a teaser poster of the movie that gives the audiences their first sneak peek, into the world of Neeyat. The Film will release across the world on 7th July, 2023.
About Abundantia Entertainment
Founded in 2013 by Vikram Malhotra (formerly, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures), Abundantia Entertainment is India’s premier content company focused on developing and producing progressive, insight-based and uniquely Indian stories for a global audience.
Operating across film and streaming platforms, Abundantia Entertainment boasts of critically acclaimed and commercial hits like Baby, Airlift, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Shakuntala Devi, Sherni, Chhorii and Jalsa along with the recently released the action-adventure film, Ram Setu, starring Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandes, Nushrratt Bharuccha and Satya Dev. The company has an exciting slate of films in the pipeline, top-lined by the Hindi remake of Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru, Sukhee with Shilpa Shetty in the lead, the sequel to the successful, genre-defining horror film, Chhorii, the remake of critically acclaimed film, Angamaly Diaries and a murder-mystery, ‘Neeyat’ by the Shakuntala Devi director, Anu Menon with an ensemble cast led by Vidya Balan.
Abundantia Entertainment was a pioneer creator in the streaming world with its Amazon Original, ‘Breathe’ in 2018. This was followed by its much-loved second season, Breathe: Into The Shadows, which also marked the digital debut of movie stars Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen and brought back Amit Sadh from the first season. The recently released, new season of Breathe: Into The Shadows was a huge hit amongst the critics and audiences globally. Its all-women-led ensemble ‘Hush Hush’ brought yesteryear super stars, Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka onto the streaming platform, also released to rave reviews on Prime Video. Exciting content in development as streaming originals includes, an Amazon Original, ‘The End’ marking the streaming debut of superstar Akshay Kumar, a multi-season crime drama, based on the popular ‘Rita Ferreira’ books and the remake of the Israeli hit YA series, ‘The Missing’ and ‘The Hood’. Book adaptations of bestsellers like Flawed, are also being developed.
To focus on high-growth and high-potential segments and genres, Abundantia Entertainment has launched two genre verticals – ‘Psych’ for horror and paranormal and ‘Filters’ for the Young Adult segment and is actively developing content under these.
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