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The film originally released on October 2 as a pay-per-view film on Zee5 and ZeePlex. Priced at Rs 199, it became south India’s first major film to choose a pay-per-view format during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Ka Pae Ranasingam was also released on DTH. The film can be either watched on the Zee5 app or through DTH. Once the payment is made, the film will be available for six hours.
According to producer Kotpadi J Rajesh, despite apprehensions concerning viability of the release, the film’s reception surpassed expectations. In an interview with The News Minute, he said: “I can say with confidence that with just the Tamil language release (dubbed versions in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam haven’t released yet) and the India DVD release (DVD release in other countries coming up in the next week or so), we’re already very positive that this film will set new records.”
Directed by debutant P Virumandi, Ka Pae Ranasingam is a story about a young woman’s struggle to get her husband’s body back home after he dies in an accident in the Middle East. The film is a harsh reminder of how life is tough for the underprivileged and government treats them.
The movie is bankrolled by KJR Studios and stars Rangaraj Pandey, Abhishek and Arunraja Kamaraj in prominent roles. The film’s music has been composed by Ghibran and NK Ekhambaram handled the camera. Editing has been done by Shivanandeeswaran.
Vijay Sethupathi was last seen in Sanga Thamizhan, which released last year. Directed by Vijay Chander, the film features Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Pethuraj in the lead. The actor is awaiting the release of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Master, starring Vijay. Vijay Sethupathi will be playing the antagonist in the film. He is also working on Kadeisi Vivasayi, Maa Manithan, Laabam, among others.