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Jyotika Starrer ‘Ponmagal Vandhal’ To Premiere On Amazon Prime On May 29

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After several setbacks, it is now official, Jyothika starrer Ponmgal Vandhal will hit the Over-The-Top (OTT) platform, Amazon Prime, directly on May 29, 2020. The film helmed by debutant JJ Fredrick‘s and bankrolled by actor Suriya’2D Entertainment and co-produced by Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian was to hit theatres on March 27 but was postponed due to coronavirus outbreak, that has caused the shutting down of theatres.

The announcement came on Friday morning from the digital platform, Amazon Prime.

Last month, news that the film will hit OTT directly did the rounds, although no official announcement had been made. Reports that the film made on a Rs. 4-crore budget was sold to the digital platform for a sum of Rs. 9 crores, becoming one of the first films to book high profits through the digital medium were also doing the rounds.

In response, the General Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Theatre and Multiplex Owners Association, R Panneer Selvam, announced that his association has decided to not release any film involving actor Suriya or his home production banner 2D Entertainment hereafter.

The association reportedly contacted the production house to confirm if the plans of direct release were true and to appeal for a theatrical release prior to a digital release. Suriya’s 2D Entertainment while confirming the release of the film on OTT, had reportedly refused to comply with the request made by the theatres association. This left members furious.

Supporting the decision taken by the makers of Ponmagal Vandhal, a group of 30+ producers including BharathirajaKE Gnanavel Raja, TG Thyagarajan, T SivaChithra Lakshmanan, YNOT S SashikanthG DhananjayanSR Prabhu, Rajasekar Pandian (co-producer of Ponmagal Vandhal), JSK Sathish KumarCV KumarSuresh KamatchiManobalaSubbu PanchuRadha Ravi, and Auraa Cinemas Mahesh, put out a statement appealing for cooperation of all stakeholders.

Read: South Indian Producers Stand By Suriya’s Decision To Release ‘Ponmagal Vandhal’ On OTT Directly

Ponmagal Vandhal is touted to be a thriller and is reportedly about Jyotika’s character’s revenge on the perpetrators of some wrongdoing. The film also features Thiyagarajan, K BhagyarajR ParthiepanPandiyarajan, and Prathap Pothen in important roles. Govind Vasantha is the music director and has Ramji on camera, Ruben on the edit, and Amaran helming art. Poornima has handled costumes for the film.

The songs of the film are being launched online, after the audio launch of the film was cancelled. ‘Vaa Chellam’ by Brinda Sivakumar, ‘Vaan Thooralgal’ by Chinmayi, and ‘Kalaigiradhey Kanave’ by Govind Vasantha have dropped so far.

Listen to the most recent ‘Kalaigiradhey Kanave’ here:

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