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Bad Manners OTT release date - When and where to watch Abishek Ambareesh’s cop drama

Director Sukka Suri’s cop caper is coming to OTT two months after its theatrical outing

Bad Manners OTT release date - When and where to watch Abishek Ambareesh’s cop drama
Abishek Ambareesh in a still from the film

Last Updated: 05.12 PM, Feb 06, 2024

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Abishek Ambareesh did not get the kind of launch one would expect for a star kid. The Nagshekar directed film, Amar, sank without a trace, and subsequently, there was a long gap before the actor eventually announced his next. Tagaru maker Suri took on the responsibility and the film, Bad Manners, was said to be his big comeback vehicle.

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Unfortunately, even Suri could not make it happen and the film opened to middling reviews. It is now coming to OTT, more than two months after its theatrical outing and has been picked up by Amazon Prime Video. The film will begin streaming on the platform from February 9. Incidentally, that is also the day that Challenging Star Darshan’s Kaatera hits OTT, albeit on a different platform.

Darshan has been on the forefront of promoting the films of a bunch of young actors, including Yashas Surya’s Garadi, in which he even did a cameo, Dhanveerah’s Kaiva and Abishek’s Bad Manners. However, despite the Challenging Star’s best efforts, the films did not work with audiences.

On paper, Bad Manners has a decent plot, which, according to the buzz on social media, faltered in exection. Abishek played Rudra, a young police officer, who gets a posting on compassionate grounds after the demise of his father. When he then loses his service revolver, his desperation to ensure that the gun’s missing status is not discovered by higher officials leads him to a remote village famed for making duplicate weapons. What happens, thereafter, is what the film is about.

The actor was paired with Rachita Ram in the film, which netizens said seemed odd, but Suri maintained that it would be justified in the story. Eventually, both Rachita and Priyanka Kumar ended up with ill-defined roles that made no difference to the overall film.

The film’s saving grace, according to audience reviews on social media, were Charan Raj’s musical score, Shekar S’ cinematography and Ravi Varma’s action pieces.

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