ALTBalaji

ALTBalaji is an Indian subscription based video on demand platform which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms Ltd.[2][3][4] Launched on 16 April 2017, ALTBalaji is the Group's foray into the digital entertainment sphere to create original OTT content.[5][6] The platform has around 34 million paid users.[7][8]

ALTBalaji
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryEntertainment, Mass media
GenreOTT platform
Founded2017; 4 years ago (2017)[1]
FounderEkta Kapoor
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Products
Services
OwnerBalaji Telefilms Limited
Websitealtbalaji.com
Footnotes / references
[1]

PlatformsEdit

ALTBalaji is available across 32 different interfaces for its viewers.[9] The content has been made available on mobile and Tablet Devices (Apple phone, Apple iPad, Android phone, Android tablet), Web browser (Desktop Browser), Android TV, and Windows (Windows PC, Windows Mobile, Windows tablet).[10][11][12][13]

Their website claims the platform to be the largest content bank seen in India.[14] The stories range from drama, comedy, and romance, to thriller, crime, and mystery.[15]

ShowsEdit

The website indicates that the platform will showcase over 250 hours of original content with a new show every month, with 32 new shows lined up in the first year, featuring India's top actors and directors.[5] The content bank also includes 100+ hours of kids' content as well as urban regional shows in Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil & many more languages.[16][17][18][19]

Key
  Denotes series for which new seasons are soon to be released
Title Genre Premiere Seasons Episodes Per episode Language Ref(s)
Currently Streaming Shows
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat (season 1) Romance, drama 21 April 2017 1 15 [20]
Romil & Jugal Romance, drama 21 April 2017 1 10 [21][22]
Bewafaa sii Wafaa Drama 21 April 2017 1 10 [21][23]
Boygiri Comedy 21 April 2017 1 10 [21]
Dev DD Drama 21 April 2017 1 11 [21][24]
Maya Thirrai Romance, thriller 30 April 2017 1 16 [25]
The Test Case Drama, Action 30 April 2017
26 January 2018
1 10 [26]
Class of 2017 Drama 12 July 2017 1 20 [27]
CyberSquad Drama 24 August 2017 1 10 [28]
Pammi Aunty Comedy 22 September 2017 1 10 [29]
Bose: Dead/Alive Period drama 20 November 2017 1 9 [30]
Dhimaner Dinkaal Drama 11 December 2017 1 10 [31]
Fourplay Drama 15 January 2018 1 6 [32]
Haq Se Drama 2 February 2018 1 20 [33]
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat (season 2) Drama, Romance 14 February 2018 1 14
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain (season 1) Drama 16 March 2018 3 15 25 min. Hindi [34][35][36]
Galti Se Mis-Tech Drama 7 April 2018 1 10 [37]
PM Selfiewallie Romance, Drama 18 April 2018 1 7 [38]
Hum - I'm Because of Us Drama 30 July 2018 1 20 [39][40]
Home Drama 29 August 2018 1 12 [41][42]
The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family Drama 10 October 2018 1 10 [43]
Zaban Sambhal Ke Drama 19 October 2018 1 3 [44]
Baby Come Naa Drama 2 November 2018 1 6 [45]
Broken But Beautiful (season 1) Romance, Drama 27 November 2018 1 11 [46]
Apharan Action drama 14 December 2018 1 12 20 min. Hindi [47]
Hero Vardiwala Action drama 25 January 2019 1 10 20 min. Bhojpuri [48]
Puncch Beat Romance, drama 8 February 2019 1 13 20 min. Hindi [49]
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain (season 2) Drama 14 February 2019 25 min 26 25 min. Hindi
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat (season 3) Drama 2 April 2019 3 13 21 min. Hindi
Bekaaboo Thriller, Horror 15 May 2019 1 10 23 min. Hindi [50]
Medically Yourrs Romance, Drama 27 May 2019 1 12 23 min. Hindi [51]
Booo Sabki Phategi Comedy, Drama 27 June 2019 1 8 23 min. Hindi
BOSS: Baap of Special Services Action thriller 2 August 2019 1 10 23 min. Hindi [52]
F..U,OK? Comedy 18 August 2019 1 1 23 min. Hindi
Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala Romance 3 September 2019 1 12 30 min. Hindi [53]
M.O.M – Mission Over Mars Drama 10 September 2019 1 8 23 min. Hindi [54]
The Verdict - State vs Nanavati Court room drama 30 September 2019 1 12 23 min. Hindi
Fixerr Action drama 7 October 2019 1 10 23 min. Hindi [55]
Fittrat Romance 18 October 2019 1 15 23 min. Hindi
Virgin Bhasskar (season 1) Comedy 19 November 2019 2 11 20 min. Hindi [56]
Broken But Beautiful (season 2) Romance, Drama 27 November 2019 2 10 22 min. Hindi [57]
Hum Tum and Them Drama 6 December 2019 1 15 22 min. Hindi
Ragini MMS: Returns Horror 19 October 2017
(season 1)
18 December 2019
(season 2)
2 12 (season 1)
15 (season 2)
22 min. Hindi [58][59]
Gandii Baat Erotic Drama 3 May 2018
(season 1)
7 January 2019
(season 2)
27 July 2019
(season 3)
7 November 2019
(season 4 – Special episode)
7 January 2020
(season 4)8 October 2020

(Season 5)

5 4 (season 1)
5 (season 2)
4 (season 3)

5 (season 4)

4(Season 5)

40 min. Hindi [60][61][62]
Code M(season 1) Mystery 15 January 2020 1 8 23 min. Hindi [63]
Dil Hi Toh Hai Romance, drama 18 June 2018
(season 1)
2 February 2019
(season 2)
27 January 2020
(season 3)
3 90 (season 1)
34 (season 2)

20 (season 3)

22 min. Hindi [64]
Class of 2020 College Romance 4 February 2020 2 32 18 min. Hindi
XXX Erotic Romance Drama 27 September 2018
(season 1)
8 February 2020
(season 2 – Special episode) 27 March 2020
(season 2)
2 5(season 1) 3(season 2) 20 min. Hindi [65][66]
It Happened In Calcutta Romance 29 February 2020 1 10 23 min. Hindi [67]
Mentalhood Drama 11 March 2020 1 10 23 min. Hindi [68]
Who's Your Daddy? (season 2) Drama 2 April 2020 1 12 23 min. Hindi
Baarish Romance, Drama

25 April 2019
(season 1)
6 May 2020
(season 2)

2 20 (season 1)

20 (season 2)
23 min. Hindi [69]
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain (season 3) Drama 6 June 2020 3 19 25 min. Hindi
Virgin Bhasskar (season 2) Comedy 29 August 2020 2 12 20 min. Hindi
Bebaakee Drama 30 August 2020 1 31 22 min. Hindi [70]
Mum Bhai Drama 12 November 2020 1 12 23 min. Hindi [71]
Bicchoo Ka Khel Drama, Action 18 November 2020 1 9 23 min. Hindi [72]
Dark 7 White Crime drama 24 November 2020 1 10 23 min. Hindi [73]
Who's Your Daddy (season 2) Comedy Drama 22 December 2020 2 10 22 min. Hindi
Paurashpur Period Drama 29 December 2020 1 7 23 min. Hindi [74]
Bang Baang Action Drama 25 January 2021 1 TBA 22 min. Hindi [75]
Upcoming Shows
Hello Jee Drama 1 February 2021 1 TBA 23 min. Hindi
LSD: Love Scandals and Doctors Romance
Suspense
2021 1 TBA 22 min. Hindi
Crashh Romantic Drama February 2021 1 TBA 23 min. Hindi
A Married Woman Drama 2021 1 TBA 23 min. Hindi
Main Hero Boll Raha Hunn Crime 2021 1 TBA 23 min. Hindi
The Test Case (season 2) Drama 2021 2 TBA 22 min. Hindi [76]
Broken But Beautiful (season 3) Drama 2021 3 TBA 22 min. Hindi [77]
Code M (season 2) Mystery 2021 2 TBA 22 min. Hindi
Haq Se (season 2) Drama 2021 2 TBA 22 min. Hindi
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat (season 4) Romance 2021 4 TBA 22 min. Hindi
Fittrat (season 2) Romance

Drama

2021 2 TBA 22 min. Hindi
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain (season 4) Drama 2021 TBA 22 min. Hindi

Other EntertainmentEdit

MoviesEdit

Bollywood hits with details of release year, duration, star cast, language, and genre are available on the platform. This includes hits from prominent Bollywood actors including John Abraham, Sunny Leone, Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Emraan Hashmi and more.[78][79]

ControversyEdit

An FIR has been filed against filmmaker Ekta Kapoor alleging an insult to the national emblem, Hindu gods and army personnel in Alt Balaji’s XXX web series. Ekta’s representatives have since said that the controversial scene has been removed.[80]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  66. ^ "Trailer of ALTBalaji's Youth Erotica X.X.X is out now".
  67. ^ Karan Kundra to romance newcomer Naghna Rizwan in ALT Balaji's next titled 'It Happened In Calcutta'
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  71. ^ ALTBalaji's next revolves around the underworld in 1970s Mumbai
  72. ^ Bicchoo Na Khel to release on Diwali 2020 on ALT Balaji
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  74. ^ "Apt Balaji's next magnum opus 'Paurashpur' to stream this December".
  75. ^ ALT Balaji's next action drama 'Bang Bang' goes on floors
  76. ^ Harleen Sethi to play army officer in The Test Case (season 2)
  77. ^ Broken But Beautiful (season 3) revolves around the lives of Agastya and Rumi
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