ALTBalaji
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryEntertainment, Mass media
GenreOTT platform
Founded2017; 7 years ago (2017)[1]
FounderEkta Kapoor
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
ProductsStreaming media
Services
  • Entertainment media, Web series and short films
Websitealtt.co.in
Footnotes / references
[1]

ALTBalaji is an Indian subscription based video on demand platform, founded by Ekta kapoor.[2][3][4] Both Alt Balaji and ekta kapoor are known for producing Indecent type of content, which is not acceptable for mainstream Indian cinema, and has also been criticized by people for being vulgar and obscene. Most of the female models on Altbalaji are from Ullu app, they also work there. Altbalaji is a wholly owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms Ltd. Altbalaji is the group foray into the digital entertainment sphere to create original OTT content.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Platforms

ALTBalaji is an Indian content-based video-on-demand platform. ALTBalaji is available across 32 different interfaces for its viewers.[13] The content has been made available on mobile and Tablet Devices (Apple phone, Apple iPad, Android phone, Android tablet), Web browser (Desktop Browser), Chromecast, Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Windows (Windows PC, Windows Mobile, Windows tablet).[14][15][16][17] 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.[18][19][20][21]

Shows

2017

Title Genre Premiere Notes
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat (season 1) Drama 21 Apr 2017 [22]
Romil & Jugal Drama 21 April 2017 [23]
Bewafaa sii Wafaa Drama 21 April 2017 [24]
Boygiri Drama 21 April 2017
Dev DD Thriller 21 April 2017
Maya Thirrai Drama 21 April 2017 [25]
The Test Case Drama 30 April 2017 [26]
Class of 2017 Drama, Comedy 12 July 2017 [27]
CyberSquad Drama 14 August 2017 [28]
Pammi Aunty Drama 22 September 2017 [29]
Ragini MMS: Returns (season 1) Drama 19 October 2017 [30]
Bose: Dead/Alive Drama 20 November 2017 [31]
Dhimaner Dinkaal Drama 11 December 2017 [32]

2018

Title Genre Premiere Notes
Fourplay Comedy 15 January 2018 [33]
Haq Se Drama 2 February 2018 [34]
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat (season 2) Drama 14 February 2018
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain (season 1) Drama 16 March 2018 [35][36]
Galti Se Mis-Tech Drama, Comedy 7 April 2018 [37]
PM Selfiewallie Drama 18 April 2018 [38]
Gandii Baat (season 1) Erotic Drama 3 May 2018 [39][40]
Dil Hi Toh Hai (season 1) Family Drama 18 June 2018
Hum - I'm Because of Us Drama 30 July 2018 [41][42]
Home Drama 29 August 2018 [43][44]
XXX (season 1) Erotic Drama 27 September 2018
The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family Family Drama 10 October 2018 [45]
Zaban Sambhal Ke Drama 19 October 2018 [46]
Baby Come Naa Comedy 2 November 2018 [47]
Broken But Beautiful (season 1) Romance Drama 7 November 2018 [48]
Apharan Crime Drama 14 December 2018 [49]

2019

Title Genre Premiere Notes
Gandii Baat (season 2) Adult Drama 7 January 2019 [50]
Hero Vardiwala Action Drama 25 January 2019 [51]
Dil Hi Toh Hai (season 2) Romance Drama 2 Feb 2019 [52]
Puncch Beat Youth Drama 8 Feb 2019 [53]
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain (season 2) Romance Drama 14 Feb 2019
Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat (season 3) Romance Drama 2 April 2019
Baarish (season 1) Family Drama 25 April 2019 [54]
Bekaaboo (season 1) Erotic Drama 15 May 2019 [55]
Medically Yourrs College Drama 27 May 2019 [56]
Booo Sabki Phategi Thriller Comedy 27 June 2019
Gandii Baat (season 3) Adult Drama 27 July 2019
BOSS: Baap of Special Services Thriller 2 August 2019 [57]
Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala Drama 3 September 2019 [58]
M.O.M – Mission Over Mars Drama 10 September 2019 [59]
The Verdict - State vs Nanavati Crime Drama 30 September 2019 [60]
Fixerr Drama 7 October 2019 [61]
Fittrat Romance Drama 18 October 2019 [62]
Virgin Bhasskar (season 1) Adult Humour 19 November 2019 [63]
Broken But Beautiful (season 2) Romance Drama 27 November 2019 [64]
Hum Tum and Them Family Drama 6 December 2019
Ragini MMS: Returns (season 2) Adult Thriller 18 December 2019 [65]

2020

Title Genre Premiere Notes
Gandii Baat (season 4) Adult Drama 7 January 2020
Code M (season 1) Army Drama 15 January 2020 [66]
Dil Hi Toh Hai (season 3) Romance Drama 27 January 2020 [67]
Class of 2020 Youth Drama 4 February 2020 [68]
It Happened In Calcutta Romance Drama 29 February 2020 [69]
Mentalhood Family Drama 11 March 2020 [70]
XXX (season 2) Sensual Drama 27 March 2020 [71][72]
Who's Your Daddy? (season 1) Adult Humour 12 April 2020
Baarish (season 2) Romance Drama 6 May 2020 [54]
Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain (season 3) Romance Drama 6 June 2020
Virgin Bhasskar (season 2) Adult Comedy 29 August 2020
Bebaakee Romance Drama 30 August 2020 [73]
Gandii Baat (season 5) Adult Drama 8 October 2020
Mum Bhai Action Drama 6 November 2020 [74]
Bicchoo Ka Khel Thriller Drama 18 November 2020 [75]
Dark 7 White Thriller Drama 24 November 2020 [76]
Who's Your Daddy (season 2) Adult Humour 22 December 2020
Paurashpur Period Drama 29 December 2020 [77]

2021

Title Genre Premiere Notes
Gandii Baat (season 6) Adult Drama 21 January 2021
Bang Baang Thriller 25 January 2021 [78]
Hello Jee Comedy 1 February 2021
LSD - Love, Scandal and Doctors Adult Drama 5 February 2021 [79]
Crashh Family Drama 14 February 2021 [80][81]
Dev DD (season 2) Drama 20 February 2021 [82]
The Married Woman Drama 8 March 2021 [83]
Bekaaboo (season 2) Adult Drama 15 March 2021 [84]
Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu Crime Drama 20 April 2021 [85]
His Storyy Drama 25 April 2021 [86]
Hai Taubba Comic Drama 6 May 2011
Hai Taubba (chapter 2) Comic Drama 21 May 2021
Broken But Beautiful (season 3) Romantic drama 29 May 2021 [87]
Puncch Beat (season 2) Youth Drama 27 June 2021
Crime & Confessions Adult comedy 7 August 2021
Cartel Political drama 20 August 2021
Hai Taubba - Chapter 3 Comic Drama 11 September 2021
Girgit Thriller Drama 27 October 2021
Pavitra Rishta 2.0 Family Drama 10 November 2021

2022

Title Genre Premiere Notes
Lock Upp (Season 1) Reality show 27 February 2022 [88]
Pavitra Rishta 2.0 (season 2) Family Drama 25 March 2022
Apharan (season 2) Crime Drama 24 May 2022 [89]
Code M (season 2) Army Drama 9 June 2022 [90]

2023

Title Genre Premiere Notes
Gandii Baat (Season 7) Sensual Drama 25 February 2023

Controversy

An FIR has been filed against filmmaker Ekta Kapoor alleging an insult to the national emblem, Hindu gods and army personnel in ALTBalaji's XXX (web series). Ekta's representatives have since said that the controversial scene has been removed.[91]

See also

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