Indian motion picture company UTV has tied up with three portals that will premiere two of their forthcoming feature film releases online.

UTV Motion Pictures' library of movies will also be available for viewing via these portals. The first two premieres are the Vikram Bhatt helmed Fear (Aug 10) across three portals --,,

Fear will be released online without a theatrical release, a first for an Indian film.

The second is Vishal Bhardwaj's much-delayed and long-awaited children's film The Blue Umbrella, which will available online on the same day as its theatrical release in India (Aug 10).

Each online movie download is priced at $9.99 for a standard download and $ 19.99 for a higher-resolution download.

This strategy is clearly targeted at audiences in US, UK, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Siddharth Roy Kapur, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Distribution & Syndication, UTV Motion Pictures, said: 'A udiences overseas have lesser ease of access to our films as compared to audiences in India. Using the Internet as a medium of distribution is the way forward for content owners to combat piracy; which is to have movies available for viewing legitimately online.'

Other UTV films that will be available for download include Swades, Rang De Basanti, Taxi No 9 2 11, Bluffmaster, Khosla Ka Ghosla and Life in a Metro.