Attention Please, which had a limited release in theatres, is set to drop on Netflix on September 16
Sanjith Sidhardhan, Team OTTplay
Last Updated: 02.30 AM, Sep 15, 2022
Director Jithin Issac Thomas’ much-acclaimed film Attention Please is all set to release on Netflix on September 16. The movie, which has Vishnu Govind and Athira Kallingal in the lead, released in theatres last month and had a limited run.
The filmmaker, who had also helmed the segment Pra. Thoo. Mu in the Sony LIV anthology Freedom Fight starring Siddharth Siva and Unni Lalu, took to his social networking page a day before Attention Please’s OTT release to reveal how excited he was about the heights the film has scaled from the days of its conception.
Attention Please was a small film that a group of film enthusiasts wanted to make because of their fervent passion for cinema, posted Jithin. “It was made with the idea for us to act, shoot and release it on YouTube. That wish surpassed all joy with its IFFK screening and is now gearing up for release on Netflix as part of Karthik Subbaraj’s Stonebench Productions.”
The director said that the film was shot in December 2019 as an experimental film and urged people to watch it when it drops on streaming platform. The film revolves around a group of film aficionados who discuss cinema but things soon begin taking an unexpected turn. The movie also addresses discrimination based on caste through its protagonist, essayed by Vishnu Govind.
Vishnu plays Hari, who is one of the five main characters of the film, and is ignored despite his talent due to his caste. How he decides to react forms the plot of Attention Please, which also has Sreejith B, Jobin Paul and Anand Manmadhan.
The movie, which has music composed by Arun Vijay and cinematography by Himal Mohan, also marked Karthik Subbaraj’s first foray into Malayalam cinema. He had earlier distributed the Tamil version of Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Chola in Tamil Nadu.