Hindi News

Ram Setu: Amazon Prime Video Collaborates With Lyca Productions for Akshay Kumar’s Upcoming Film

Lyca Productions on Tuesday announced that they will be co-producing actor Akshay Kumar‘s upcoming Hindi film Ram Setu alongside Cape of Good Films and Abundantia Entertainment. The film, which is being co-produced by Amazon Prime Video, will be the streaming platform’s first production venture, the OTT platform said on Tuesday in a press release.


The film will be directed by Abhishek Sharma (Parmanu, Tere Bin Laden). The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha.

Ram Setu will get a theatrical release before streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Lyca Productions said that the film’s first ceremonial shot would be filmed on Thursday.

Vijay Subramanium, director and head of content, Amazon Prime Video India, said, “Stories that are entrenched in Indian soil have often found an audience not only in India but across the world, and we are delighted to further take a step into co-producing by collaborating with a film that highlights our Indian heritage. Our collaboration with Vikram Malhotra and Abundantia Entertainment as well as with Akshay Kumar till date has been unique and highly successful; and with this step, we move into the direction of further deepening and strengthening our association.”

Billed as an action-adventure, Ram Setu revolves around the mythical bridge that the Hindu god Ram was said to have built between India and Sri Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from the demon god Ravan.


“The story of Ram Setu is one that has always intrigued and inspired me: it represents strength, bravery and love, and uniquely Indian values that have formed the moral and social fabric of our great country. Ram Setu is a bridge between generations past, present, and future,” Subramanium said in the statement. 

Recently, several cases were filed against the makers of Tandav, Amazon Prime Video’s latest web series starring Saif Ali Khan, for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, insulting Hindu gods and goddesses, inciting communal violence, and showcasing a wrong image of the Uttar Pradesh Police.  While the OTT platform apologised for the same, they were asked to edit out the offending scenes by the Information and Broadcast Ministry.