The honor of being the first Malayalam film to release directly to OTT goes to Sufiyum Sujathayum. It is a romantic musical drama with Jayasurya and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles. There is no release date yet, but, Sufiyum Sujathayum is heading to a global release on Prime Video later in June or in early July.
Some new titles are going to be released on Amazon Prime Video. These have Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies. Moreover, there is one Malayalam movie in the list as well. You can watch Sufiyum Sujathayum soon on Prime Video.
Sufiyum Sujathayum will be the first Malayalam movie to stream over any OTT service ever. Naranipuzha Shanavaz has written and directed this musical love story. It castes Jayasurya and Aditi Rao Hydari as protagonists. The movie marks the comeback of Aditi to Malayalam cinema after a hiatus of 14 years. She had launched her career in Malayalam cinema with Mammootty in Prajapati in 2006.
The decision to skip a theatrical release of pending films has met with criticisms from the theatre owners. But looking from the angle of people quarantined at home, releasing movies on online streaming media has brought great relief to the boredom. It is an excellent step by Malayalam cinema to step into the vast OTT world and will encourae others to follow the suite.
In fact, Vijay Babu, producer of Sufiyum Sujatayum while defending his decision of going for a release on Amazon Prime said “Survival is important now. We producers invest our hard-earned money. But now, we don’t know when and how a film is going to reach theatres.”
For more such news and updates stay tuned to www.phoneswiki.com.