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D Satya Prakash’s Man of the Match to get a straight-to-OTT release in January?

The film, which Satya is producing as well, is being backed by the late Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar’s banner and will come to Amazon Prime Video.

Prathibha Joy
Jan 06, 2022
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Satya Prakash with his cast on the set of the film

It’s been known for a while that filmmaker D Satya Prakash’s next, Man of the Match, which comes after his works Rama Rama Re and Ondalla Eradalla, will get a straight-to-OTT release. The film, which has been backed by the late Puneeth Rajkumar’s PRK Studios, is one of the several films that have sold to Amazon Prime Video.

Man of the Match is a film that Satya made as a stop-gap project, as his script for a movie with Puneeth Rajkumar was still in development and could not have taken off during the pandemic given the scale of production values it required. The filmmaker was in constant touch with Puneeth about their collaboration, and during one such meeting, Satya mentioned another subject he had in mind. Puneeth then suggested that Satya should develop that instead of waiting around for the right time to get their film on floors and that is how Man of the Match came about. Puneeth promptly came on board to back the film as well and even met the cast and crew on the set when he found time between his busy schedule for James.

When Puneeth Rajkumar dropped by the set of Man of the Match

Unfortunately for Satya, by the time Man of the Match was ready, and he could focus on his script for Puneeth, the latter passed away in late October. The film, we hear, has been shot at a single location and addresses several burning social issues, and, despite the title, is not a sports drama. The filmmaker has been quoted as saying that the film will address the havoc that technology has unleashed in our lives, especially since the pandemic.

According to reliable sources, the film will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the third week of January, a few days after Raj B Shetty’s Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana comes to Zee5. Official confirmation on the exact date is still expected, but we will keep you posted as soon as we hear something.

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