Buzzing whispers: Is Amazon Prime Heading To India?

Movie buffs and book addicts might just have some surprises in store, and …

Now that Netflix has officially launched in India, with a bundle of commercial as well as indie movies, Amazon Prime, a service so far available only in a few countries abroad, seems to have set their eyes on India.

Amazon Prime is a subscription-based service, where people who pay something akin to an annual library fee, get parcels delivered faster. But not just this, alongside, they also get unlimited access to their e-books and rental movies, at no extra charge!!


Over the years, Amazon, a big fan of data analysis, has been collecting user info and refining their online searches, offering person-specific offers and building their brand, step by step, along the way.

So far, due to logistical challenges, Prime had stayed out of this region but seeing the HUGE film and digital potential that India as a market offers, the whispering buzz is that they are on the way here, and already on the lookout for content.

For the sake of movie lovers and filmmakers, we hope this happens soon, because the possibilities are endless, now that the online digital platform has opened its crocodile jaw and is ready to consume all content that is being created.

If you hear an official announcement soon … we’ll not say “WE TOLD YOU SO” too loudly! We promise ….

About the Author

Suhana Bhatia
Suhana Bhatia
Founder, Write In Light Services
Writing story-screenplays for Television since 2004, Suhana is a passionate word-player, a crazy book collector and an incorrigible chai lover. Having written for shows like Kittie Party (Zee TV), Jab Love Hua (Zee TV), Jhoomein Jia Re (Zee TV), Twist Wala Love (Channel V), her telefilm 30 Day Trial (Sahara One) was nominated for Best Script at the Indian Telly Awards. Suhana regularly writes content for websites, social media, newspaper features, corporate AV's and English sub-titles for Hindi films. She is also guest faculty at SNDT University, Juhu. In 2013, she founded Write In Light to offer writing services across media.