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Exclusive! Asif Ali, RJ Mathukutty’s campus drama Kunjeldho to release on this OTT platform in March

The movie, which hit theatres in December 2021, also has Sidhique and Rekha as part of its cast

Exclusive! Asif Ali, RJ Mathukutty’s campus drama Kunjeldho to release on this OTT platform in March
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  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 02.52 AM, Feb 22, 2022

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Asif Ali’s Kunjeldho, which hit theatres in December 2021, is gearing up for its OTT release. The campus drama, which marked the directorial debut of RJ Mathukutty, also had Hridayam filmmaker Vineeth Sreenivasan serving as its creative director.

While it’s been almost two months since the film’s release, the movie is yet to drop on an OTT platform. When OTTplay reached out to its makers, producer Prasobh Krishna confirmed that the digital rights of the movie had been sold.

“ZEE5 has bought the rights for the film and they could release the movie in March,” says the producer, who is busy with Philip’s starring Mukesh and Noble Babu Thomas. 

Kunjeldho revolves around an unexpected incident in the lives of two college students and how they tackle this. The movie, which has Asif and Gopika Udayan in the lead, also has Sidhique, Rekha, Roopesh Peethambaran and Vineeth Sreenivasan as part of the cast.

The film had completed filming ahead of the pandemic and was initially scheduled for release in February 2020, but was postponed to Vishu 2020 later. However, the pandemic lockdown and consequent shutdown of theatres meant the film’s release was delayed till December 2021.

During this time, the makers were approached for direct-to-OTT release by several streaming platforms but the producers and the film’s cast and crew persisted for a theatrical release, much like Vineeth’s Hridayam.

Kunjeldho also marked Asif’s third release since the pandemic after the anthology, Aanum Pennum, and Ellam Sheriyaakum, which hit theatres in November 2021. The actor’s next releases are expected to be Rajeev Ravi’s investigative thriller Kuttavum Shikshayam and Sibi Malayil’s political thriller Kothth.

He is currently shooting for director-scriptwriter Sethu’s Maheshum Marutiyum, which has Mamta Mohandas in the lead. The movie revolves around a youngster, who is forced to part ways with his car, after a girl comes into his life.

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