Vaibhav and Venkat Prabhu starrer Lock Up is the latest Tamil film to go for a direct OTT release. Helmed by debutant SG Charles, a former associate of director Mohan Raja and produced by Nithin Sathya under his banner Shvedh, the film will hit Zee5 on August 14. The film marks Nithin Sathya’s second production after the 2018 action-comedy Jarugandi which starred Jai, Reba Monica John, and Amit Tiwari in the lead.
.. @vp_offl, @actor_vaibhav, @shamna_kasim mattrum @vanibhojanoffl nadikkum oru paraparapana suspense crime thriller. Neenga ready a ? Varum August 14, ZEE5 il #SuspenseAtEveryTurn#LockUponZEE5@Nitinsathyaa @SGCharles2 @ArrolCorelli @editor_mad @tridentartsoffl pic.twitter.com/DnO9Y4uefj
— ZEE5 Tamil (@ZEE5Tamil) July 20, 2020
Touted to be an investigative thriller, Vaibhav plays an anxious cop alongside his colleague Venkat Prabhu in the film. The film also features Vani Bhojan, Shamna Kasim a.k.a Poorna, Eswari Rao, and Vathikuchi fame Dileepan in important roles.
The film features cinematography by Santhanam Sekar, Anand Gerald on edit and Arrol Corelli has composed music. Anandh Mani has helmed art and ‘Miracle’ Michael Raj has choreographed the stunts. The film had completed work last year and was set for a release at the beginning of 2020. The makers had released a first look poster and teaser of the film last year.
It is noteworthy that Sun Network’s streaming app SunNXT had originally bagged the streaming rights of the film, but will not see the film hitting the platform. SunNXT is among the few streaming apps that haven’t taken the plunge into direct OTT releases yet.
Watch the Lock Up teaser here.