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Gerard Butler-Ali Fazal's 'Kandahar' To Release On Amazon Prime Video On Friday

Hollywood star Gerard Butler and Ali Fazal-starrer action-thriller “Kandahar” will premiere in India on Amazon Prime Video on June 16, the streaming platform announced Tuesday.

Ali Fazal, Gerard Butler
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Hollywood star Gerard Butler and Ali Fazal-starrer action-thriller “Kandahar” will premiere in India on Amazon Prime Video on June 16, the streaming platform announced Tuesday.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, best known for “Angel Has Fallen” and “Greenland”, the movie released theatrically in the US in May.

Written by Mitchell LaFortune, “Kandahar” draws inspiration from true events from the life of a former military intelligence officer.

In the movie, Fazal plays the role of Kahil, who goes up against Tom Harris (Butler) in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

“‘Kandahar’ releasing on Amazon Prime Video in India is a homecoming of sorts for me. Shooting with Gerard Butler and the entire team in a different landscape was a truly gratifying experience for me as an actor. With power-packed action and an adrenaline-filled ride, I cannot wait for viewers to watch this thrilling entertainer on Prime Video,” Fazal said in a statement.

Manish Menghani, Director – Content Licensing at Prime Video, India, said they are pleased to bring the Hollywood action-thriller on their platform.

“The film adds to our great selection of English entertainment for local consumers. Gerald's great performance and Ali, who has garnered much-love for his role in ‘Mirzapur’, give Indian audiences even more reason to watch this action-packed film," he said.  

The film follows the story of an undercover CIA operative, Tom Harris (Butler), taking viewers on an adrenaline-fueled journey deep into a hostile territory in Afghanistan.

When an intelligence leak exposes his identity and mission, he must navigate through the perilous obstacles alongside his Afghan translator Mo (Navid Negahban), to an extraction point in Kandahar, all whilst avoiding the elite special forces unit tasked with hunting them down, read the official synopsis.  

Produced by Thunder Road Films, known for backing “John Wick” series, G-BASE, Capstone Group and MBC Studios, “Kandahar” will be available in English, along with dubs in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu language.

Capstone Studios' Christian Mercuri said they are excited to have collaborated with Amazon Prime Video to launch “Kandahar” for Indian audiences.

“‘Kandahar’ has been an incredible labour of love. The gripping narrative and brilliant cinematography is sure to captivate the Indian audience, taking them on an unforgettable cinematic journey that will keep them on the edge of their seats,” Mercuri said.

Actors Navid Negahban, Bahador Foladi, Nina Toussaint-White, Vassilis Koukalani, Mark Arnold, Corey Johnson, and Abdullah Alnaji round out the cast.

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