The Kannada-Malayalam bilingual, which is directed by Jaishankar Pandit, also has Mollywood actor Rahul Madhav as part of the cast
Kannada actor Dhananjaya’s upcoming movie Twenty One Hours, which also has Mollywood actors Sudev Nair, Durga Krishna and Rahul Madhav in pivotal roles, will be looking at an OTT release, OTTplay has exclusively learnt.
The makers of the movie had released its first look poster of the film on Sunday ahead of Dhananjaya’s birthday. Talking to OTTplay, the film’s director Jaishankar Pandit says, “The movie is almost complete. The final trimming and dubs are currently going on."
The filmmaker also tells us that the producers are looking at an OTT release for the Kannada-Malayalam bilingual. “Twenty One Hours was planned for a theatrical release with satellite and digital rights sold separately. However, theatres reopening at just 50% capacity is a challenge and everyone is in a state of flux. That’s why we have decided to go for an OTT release. The producers have got offers from multiple streaming platforms but they are yet to zero in on one.”
Further on the plot of the movie, Jaishankar, who has co-scripted Twenty One Hours with Vinod Sudheer, says, “The movie is about a Malayali girl living in Bengaluru who goes missing. The film is about the investigation and Dhananjaya plays a cop.”
Durga plays the girl who goes missing while Sudev Nair essays her husband and Rahul Madhav plays the role of her friend. “Because of the nativity of Durga’s character, we cast the other Malayali actors too,” says the filmmaker. National Award-winning cinematographer Tirru has cranked the camera for the movie, which will mark Durga’s Kannada debut.