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Seema Pahwa on apparent removal of ‘Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi’ from Netflix

Two upcoming films have the honour of sharing many similarities between them. Sanya Malhotra’s ‘Pagglait’ and Seema Pahwa’s ‘Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi’ were shot at the same house and both productions have the premise of a joint family mourning the loss of a loved one. However, it looks like the success of one has led to the other being pushed down. ‘Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi,’ originally featured in Netflix’s “Coming Soon” section with a release of 31st March, now leads to no results found when searched for on the platform.

Pahwa, whose drama had originally had a big-screen release in January, is clueless about the change in plans. She said, “Once a film is made, the platform deals with the producers. [Earlier], my producers had confirmed that it will be released in March-end. After it didn’t drop online on March 31, I didn’t think it wise to drag the matter. The producers have told me that the movie will drop on the platform when the [head honchos] decide on it.”

The delay in release could possibly be attributed to ‘Pagglait,’ which has a 26th March release date on Netflix and is an original title for the streaming giant, reports Mid Day. Pahwa, however, refuses to get drawn into any sort of conspiracy. “Netflix hasn’t written to me why they have pushed the film. I don’t want to make statements based on assumptions. I have no idea when my film will be available on the platform.”

Industry experts say that platforms like Netflix sign licensed deals for movies that have already had a theatrical run. And a specific release date depends on the gap between a film’s theatrical outing and online release with a range from approximately three to eight weeks. Netflix India declined to comment.

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