Adbhutham, directed by Mallik Ram, had a direct-to-OTT release on Disney+ Hotstar on November 19
Adbhutham, the romance with a time-travel dimension, directed by Mallik Ram, skipped its theatrical release and landed on an OTT platform directly. The film starring Teja Sajja, Shivani Rajashekar, Tulasi, Sivaji Raja and others, opened to mixed responses upon release on Disney+ Hotstar on November 19. Surprisingly, the film found admirers in the form of actor Chiranjeevi and director Nandini Reddy, who tweeted in praise of the film, the performances of the cast and crew earlier today.
"Watched #AdbhutamOnHotStar last night.A new age film with engaging novel concept.Very Impressive performances by young team @tejasajja123 @Rshivani_1. They surely hv bright futures ahead! Congratulating & wishing entire team Great Success! @MallikRam99 @MahatejaC @PrasanthVarma," Chiranjeevi wrote. In response a naturally overwhelmed Teja Sajja replied, "Thank you so so much @KChiruTweets sir for your ever so kind and encouraging words. It truly means the world to me coming from you and I couldn’t be happier. Lottttttssss of loveeeeeeee to you. #adbhutamonhotstar @disneyplus."
Director Nandini Reddy too shared her opinion on the film, writing, "Brat Pitt @tejasajja123 did it again. “magical” stories seem 2b your thing . kudos on always picking a “hatke storyline “. Grt job @Rshivani_1 . @MallikRam99 @LakshmiBhupal @Verma_prashanth @radhanmusic @DisneyPlusHS." The cherry on the cake for team Adbhutham is also the fact that viewers across the globe have watched the film for over 100 million streaming minutes in just under three days. The streaming platform had released a poster confirming the same.
The film that had dialogues by Lakshmi Bhupal marked the on-screen debut of Shivani Rajashekar. Radhan has scored the music and Vidyasagar Chinta has cranked the camera for the same. Editor Garry BH, lyricist Krishna Kanth and costume designer Lanka Santoshi are also associated with the project. Adbhutham is co-produced by Srujan Yarabolu and produced by Chandra Shekher Mogulla. Noted filmmaker Prasanth Varma has written the story. Many viewers have found the plot of Playback and Adbhutham similar.