Maharaj Movie Preview: New Release Date, Time & Where To Watch


Back when Netflix India announced the release of the highly controversial film titled Maharaj (here; Religious Leader), there was a lot of chatter around this title. The film marks the debut of Amir Khan’s son, Junaid Khan, and also starts Jaideep Ahlawat in the titular role of Jadunathji Brijratanji Maharaj, a religious leader who filed a case of libel against a reformer and journalist Karsandas Mulji.

The film is based on the true story of the Maharaj Libel Case of 1862 and is all set to release on Netflix. The film, Maharaj has been surrounded by controversies with the Gujarat High Court halting the release of the film due to a Hindu group’s plea that claims how the film could incite violence against followers of a Hindu sect.

If you’ve been following this one, you may be curious to find out what the new release date of this biographical film is. Well, wonder no more! Here is everything you need to know about Maharaj, including its new release date, time and where you can watch this.

What is Maharaj about?

Netflix’s Maharaj narrates the story of the controversial Maharaj Libel Case of 1862 wherein Jadunathji Brijratanji Maharaj, a religious leader of the Hindu sect called the Pushtimarg or Vallabhacharya Sampradaya filed a case against a reformative journalist named Karsandas Mulji.

The case was filed against Mulji and the publisher of the newspaper he wrote for after Mulji wrote a series of articles alleging that religious leaders like Jadunathji (also known as Maharajs) had sexual relationships with their female followers. The articles also claimed that male followers of these Maharajs were expected to show their devotion by offering their wives sex with the religious leaders.

Where Can I Watch Maharaj?

Maharaj is based on an Indian legal case and is a Netflix Original. This means Netflix is the only place available to watch this one globally. You can expect the show to drop with English subtitles as well as subtitles in multiple different languages.

The show could also drop with dubs in English and other Indian and international languages as well. 

Netflix’s Maharaj New Release Date

Update: As of June 21, the film has finally been released on Netflix.

The upcoming film was all set to release on June 14th. However, after a pushback from the Gujrat High Court, the film has now been postponed. The film will now be released on the following Friday, June 21. 

As of now, Netflix hasn’t announced the new release date of the film. However, we will be sure to update this article as soon as this title is released.

Netflix’s Maharaj Cast and Crew

The film marks the debut of veteran actor Amir Khan’s son – Junaid Khan who will be playing Karsandas Mulji. Actor Jaideep Ahlawat is said to play the religious leader – Jadunathji Brijratanji Maharaj. Moreover, the film also stars Shalini Pandey and Sharvari Wagh in lead roles.

The film is directed by Sidharth P. Malhotra and produced by Aditya Chopra under YRF Entertainment. Maharaj is written by Sneha Desai, Vipul Mehta and Bernard Williams. 

Is There A Trailer For Netflix’s Maharaj?

The official trailer for Netflix’s Maharaj has been taken down from the Netflix India YouTube channel due to the controversy around the film. However, if the trailer is made public again, we will be sure to post it on this page.

What do you hope to see as the film releases? What are your thoughts about The Maharaj Libel case that inspired this film? Let us know in the comments below!

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