Spin is a Disney Channel Original Movie starring Avantika. It is directed by Manjari Makijany, produced by Zanne Devine, and written by Carley Steiner and Josh Cagan. It premiered on August 13, 2021 on Disney Channel.
Rhea (Avantika Vandanapu), is an Indian American teen who discovers her passion for creating DJ mixes that blend the rich textures of her South Asian culture and the world around her. Her life revolves around her eclectic group of friends, Molly, Watson, and Ginger, her after-school coding club, her family’s Indian restaurant, and her tight-knit, multi-generational family. Everything changes when she falls for aspiring DJ Max and her long lost fervor for music is re-ignited. Rhea discovers that she has a natural gift for creating beats and producing music, but must find the courage to follow her true inner talent.
- Avantika as Rhea Kumar
- Kaila De Almeida as Younger Rhea
- Meera Syal as Asha Kumar
- Abhay Deol as Arvind Kumar
- Aryan Simhadri as Rohan
- Michael Bishop as Max
- Jahbril Cook as Watson
- Kerri Medders as Ginger
- Anna Cathcart as Molly
- Agam Darshi as Mira Kumar
- Tyler Kyte as DJ Luka Cent
- Music Is Everything
- Freefall Universe by DJ Luka Cent
- Jab Chhaaye Mera Jadoo
- Flashback to Mira
- Feeling Good Now
- Keep the Hand Back
- Feels Like Summer
- Feeling Good
- Zinda Hoon Main (I’m Alive)
- Sampling the World
- The Semi-final
- It’s All Music
- Pakki Yaariyaan
- Spin was originally intended to be a Disney+ Original Movie.
- The film was added to Disney+ on November 12, 2021, as apart of Disney+ Day.
- This is the first Disney Channel Original Movie to be filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The film was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from October 5, 2020 to November 20, 2020.
- This was the longest wait for a new Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering a full year after Upside-Down Magic.
- This is the second DCOM to center around Indian culture since The Cheetah Girls: One World.
- However, Spin is the very first Disney Channel Original Movie to feature an Indian-American in the lead role.
- The soundtrack was released 2 weeks prior to the films premiere, releasing on July 30, 2021.
- The first teaser played during the Season 1 finale of Secrets of Sulphur Springs.
- The film premiered after the Disney Channel premiere of Toy Story 4 and right before Descendants: The Royal Wedding.
- This is the last DCOM to both premiere and air on Disney Channel Asia before ceasing operations with their sister channels at October 1, 2021.