With the emergence of OTT platforms and their reception especially during this lockdown period, small and medium producers have been mulling going the digital way directly, to exhibit films that have either been left behind or will fail to see a release any time soon. While Bollywood took the plunge first, Kollywood followed suit soon enough.
After RK Nagar, Ponmagal Vandhal, Penguin/PenQueen, Mamakiki, and Yaadhumaagi Nindraai, JSK Film Corporation has announced that three of its films – Andava Kaanom, Vaa Deal, and, Mummy Save Me will hit the OTT platform directly soon. Although, the name of the streaming service has not been announced.
The banner is also reportedly commissioning three big films, the details of which will be revealed soon.
Happy to announce our @JSKfilmcorp films #Andavakanom #vaadeal #mummysaveme will be released soon in OTT also happy to announce that we are starting 3 big films cast & crew details will be officially announced soon .seeking ur support as usual
— JSK Satishkumar (@JSKfilmcorp) June 12, 2020
Andava Kanom which was to see a release in 2017, is a comedy-drama helmed by C Velmathi, an erstwhile assistant of Suseenthiran. The film based on real-life incidents that happened near Theni features Sriya Reddy, Vinod Munna, and Ilaiyaraaja in prominent roles with several other newcomers. Reportedly a rural women-centric film, it has PV Shankar on camera, Asvamitra on music, Sathyaraj Natrajan on edit, and, AK Muthu on art.
The trailer and teaser of the film were released but later taken down from Youtube unannounced, long ago.
Listen to the jukebox of the film here:
Vaa Deal which was to release in 2016, is an action-drama helmed by Rekka fame R Rathnasiva and stars Arun Vijay and Karthika Nair in the lead roles. The film was supposed to be the directorial debut for Rathna, but the delay caused him to move on to other ith the rest of his films. Vaa Deal‘s story has been kept under wraps since its inception.
Apart from the lead actors, the film stars Vamsi Krishna, Sathish, Renuka, Suja Varunee, and Jayaprakash in pivotal roles. SS Thaman is on music, Rajasekar on stunt, art by Mohana Mahendiran, KL Praveen on edit, and Gopi Jegadeeswaran on camera.
Watch the trailer of Vaa Deal here:
Mummy Save Me, originally a Kannada horror-thriller flick helmed by H Lohith released in 2016 and fared quite well at the box office. The film revolved around a pregnant woman and her daughter who stay in a haunted villa. Priyanka Upendra essayed the lead role along with Yuvina Parthavi who played her daughter.
Back then, rumours were rife that the Tamil remake of the same would most likely be headlined by Jyotika. Rubbishing rumours, JSK Film Corporation released a Tamil dubbed version of the film’s trailer on Youtube along with the news that the film would release in 2018. After much delay, the film will hit the OTT platform directly now.
Watch the Tamil trailer of Mummy Save Me here:
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, J Sathish Kumar put out a request to the film fraternity. He asked artists to forego their salaries in their upcoming films and financiers to waive off interest amounts for three months starting April.
He had also asked theatre owners and distributors to prioritise small films once they open up theatres post-lockdown to keep small and medium producers afloat.
I kindly request the following on behalf of the entire tamil film industry during this time of crisis and for the welfare of our industry. Lets join hands and support ourselves. Thank you 😊 pic.twitter.com/rIo7ozWqUh
— JSK Satishkumar (@JSKfilmcorp) April 1, 2020
When the news about Jyotika starrer Ponmagal Vandhal hitting the OTT platform directly broke out in April end, he was one of the first producers to stand up for the production house 2D Entertainment following which several others stood with the banner.
#PonMagalVandhal திரைப்படம் @PrimeVideoIN வெளியாக இருக்கும் செய்தி மகிழ்ச்சி சிறப்பு வாழ்த்துகள் @2D_ENTPVTLTD @Suriya_offl பட தயாரிப்பும் ஒரு வியாபாரம் அதில் தொழில் சுதந்திரம் தேவை எப்படி வியாபாரம் செய்ய வேண்டும் எண்பது
தயாரிப்பாளரின் முடிவே #wesupport
— JSK Satishkumar (@JSKfilmcorp) April 24, 2020