Mumbai, May 18 - Alia Bhatt's biographical drama film, Gangubai Kathiawadi, is a blockbuster hit on Netflix, despite being a non-direct OTT release. The movie is simply unstoppable as it stormed the viewership chart on Netflix.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi has hit 34.4 million viewing hours on Netflix in the first 20 days, which is simply brilliant. What is more surprising is that it has hit approx. 4 million viewing hours more in the 3rd week than in the second week.
The movie debuted on Netflix on April 26 after completing its 8-week hit theatrical window and was the number 1 non-English movie worldwide with 13.8 million viewing hours, followed by 8.3 million viewing hours in the second week, lending at number 3. Surpassing all the expectations in the 3rd week (May 9 - May 15), the movie hit 12.2 million viewing hours.
Gangubai Kathiawadi continues to trend worldwide on Netflix. Currently, it is trending in the top 10 in 23 countries while in week 2, it was trending in 20 nations. For the third week in a row, Gangubai Kathiawadi is the number 1 movie on Netflix in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, and Kuwait, among others.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, the Hindi version of Thalapathy Vijay's, Beast (Raw) debuted in the top 5 on the streamer with 4.8 million viewing hours. The original Tamil version hit 4.05 million viewing hours in the first five days. Anil Kapoor's, Thar, remained in the top 10 with 4.2 million viewing hours for a total of 7.8 million viewing hours.
Prabhas-fronted, Radhe Shyam Hindi version was one more movie in the top 10. Released in the last week, the film has scored 5.5 million viewing hours in 13 days and is among the least-watched Indian movies on the streamer in the first two weeks.