‘Drive’ is an upcoming Action-Heist directed by Tarun Mansukhani (Dostana) and produced by Karan Johar-led Dharma Productions. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput (M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story) and Jacqueline Fernandez (Race 3). The film was initially scheduled to release on September 7, 2018. Then the release date was pushed to June 28, 2019. But, now the makers of the film have confirmed that the film will be available to stream on November 1 exclusively on Netflix.
The action thriller Drive is about “four street racers [who] try to pull off the biggest heist from the most secure place in the country — the President’s house, Rashtrapati Bhavan.” Essentially, it’s a home-grown, Bollyfied take on the likes of Fast and Furious, though it’s somehow also an adaptation of James Sallis’ crime noir novel “Drive”, previously made into the 2011 Ryan Gosling-starring film of the same name. Alongside the release date announcement for Drive, Zee Music has released the first song from the film, “Makhna” which most of us have already enjoyed.
Earlier in a statement, Karan said, “Our vision for Drive was to make a film that elevates the genre of action-heist films. With nail-biting chases and action sequences, fronted by a spectacular cast, Drive combines the best of Bollywood storytelling with international production quality. I’m thrilled to partner Netflix once again in bringing this incredibly fun film to millions of fans of the action genre around the world.”
In an interview with IANS earlier, Sushant had said: “When you are going to watch the film, you would not know what is going to happen next.” Fans for the first time will see Sushant and Jacqueline share screen space together. The film also stars Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi, and Vibha Chibber.
For Netflix, Drive will be the seventh movie from India in 2019, after the critically-acclaimed crime drama Soni released in January, the Priyanka Chopra-produced Marathi drama Firebrand in February, the Madhuri Dixit-produced Marathi comedy-drama 15 August in March, the romantic drama Music Teacher in April, the Mithila Palkar, Abhay Deol-starring comedy Chopsticks in May, and the upcoming startup world comedy-drama Upstarts in October.
Netflix has published a trailer on October 18, 2019, along with a short description for its one hour and fifty-eight minutes thriller film, “Get in gear, Drive is coming at you with full speed. Get behind the wheel with Jacqueline and Sushant Singh Rajput as they pull off an insanely ambitious heist. Drive, featuring Jacqueline Fernandes and Sushant Singh Rajput directed by Tarun Mansukhani and produced by Karan Johar, premieres on November 1st, only on Netflix.” Check out the trailer above.