Download Dhamaka is a 2021 Hindi thriller film directed by Ram Madhvani, who also produced the film with Amrita Madhvani, under the banner Ram Madhvani Films, along with Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies, Lotte Cultureworks, Global Gate Entertainment, and Lionsgate Films.
Based on the 2013 film The Terror Live, the film stars Kartik Aaryan in the lead role of a journalist named Arjun Pathak, who receives a threat after exclusively interviewing a terrorist, who blew up a bridge. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Amruta Subhash in prominent roles.
The adaptation was first presented by Sunir Kheterpal of Azure Entertainment in conjunction with the producers of the original film.
After Kheterpal left the project, Screwvala acquired the rights to the adaptation and Madhvani led the project. An official announcement was made in November 2020, production started in December 2020 in Mumbai and was completed in 10 days.
Post-production work began simultaneously and ended in four months, with pending visual and graphic effects processes, which were resumed after the closure of COVID-19 by the second wave of the pandemic, in September 2021.
Cinematography is in charge by Manu Anand. and edited by Monisha Baldawa and Amit Karia. The music and the background score are composed by Vishal Khurana.
Originally slated for theatrical release, this decision was scrapped by the producers in January 2021, in favor of a direct-to-digital release via the streaming service Netflix, on November 19, 2021. The film will also be screened at the 52nd International Film Festival. from India after the premiere of the film.