After it was announced last month that several films like Jyothika starrer Ponmagal Vandhal and Keerthy Suresh starrer Penguin/PenQueen will be hitting the Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms skipping the theatrical window, rumours about several other small and medium budget films hitting OTT directly surfaced. From Bollywood to Kollywood, rumour-mongers left no film alone.
On Sunday, an online portal announced that the long-delayed Tamil film Andhaghaaram starring Kaithi fame Arjun Das and Vidiyum Munn fame Vinoth Kishan will directly hit the OTT platform Netflix, that had reportedly bought the film’s streaming rights.
A source close to the production told Silverscreen that no streaming platform has bagged the rights of the film yet. “No decision has been made regarding the release of the film as yet. With respect to the digital partner for the film, we’re still mulling over various platforms available,” said the source.
Helmed by debutant V Vignarajan, the thriller is being presented by director Atlee’s A For Apple Productions with Sudhan Sundaram and Jayaram’s Passion Studios producing it, in association with K Poorna Chandra’s O2 Pictures.
Andhaghaaram deals with three lives — a struggling conjurer, an unsuccessful cricketer, and a devastated psychiatrist whose paths intertwine in darkness on their search for liberation and livelihood which only leads them to a maze of uncertainty. The title translates to ‘intense darkness’.
The supernatural suspense thriller will see Pooja Ramachandran and Misha Ghoshal playing the female leads with Kumar Natarajan, Jeeva Ravi, ‘Rail’ Ravi, and Mahendra Mullath playing significant roles. Damaal Dumeel fame AM Edwin Sakay has handled cinematography, Super Deluxe fame Sathyaraj Natarajan is on the edit, Magamuni fame Rembon Balraj on art with Pradeep Kumar from Oorka The Band on music. Stunts have been choreographed by Dhilip Subbarayan.
The film’s trailer, which dropped in April, has raked in more than 1.7 million views and received appreciation from Kollywood and Bollywood film fraternity. Master director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who watched the film, raved about it on his Twitter handle.
Had the privilege of watching #Andhaghaaram movie..haven’t come across such a brilliant film recently! @vvignarajan bro I’m a fan fa ur writing! Killer performance @iam_arjundas & @vinoth_kishan Congrats @Atlee_dir bro u ve a winner in hand!👌 pic.twitter.com/gn5fIHun6v
— Lokesh Kanagaraj (@Dir_Lokesh) April 25, 2020
Watch the trailer of Andhaghaaram here: