UTV, Gravitas Ventures sign multi-movie VOD deal for US

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures has entered into a content sharing deal with Gravitas Ventures to make available its latest offerings on Video-On-Demand for Bollywood aficionados in the US.

While two UTV titles Dev D and Kaminey are already available on the platform, Raajneeti will debut on-demand in early August and will be distributed through Gravitas Ventures‘ agreement with Warner Brothers Digital Distribution.

On 4 June, political thriller Raajneeti will debut in theatres on over 125 North American screens.

Directed by Prakash Jha, the movie is a political thriller that mirrors the flipside of democracy in present day India. The lust for power overtakes family ties and shakes the foundation of an elite political family.

In the fourth quarter of 2010, Gravitas will release the UTV-produced English language film, ExTerminators, starring Heather Graham (The Hangover) and Amber Heard (Zombieland).

Said UTV Motion Pictures, North America SVP Lokesh Dhar, "The partnership with Gravitas Venture will ensure UTV‘s penetration further into the US market and we hope that more people are able to experience the exciting cinema that our studio has backed."

Added Gravitas Ventures founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher, "In an evolving landscape for independent film, we look forward to collaborating with UTV on the distribution and marketing of these works from renowned Indian filmmakers and actors."

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