Exclusive! J Sathish Kumar on his decision to release Arun Vijay-starrer Vaa Deal in theatres
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Exclusive! J Sathish Kumar on his decision to release Arun Vijay-starrer Vaa Deal in theatres

The action film, directed by Rathina Shiva, was lying in the cans for several years  

Thinkal Menon
Sep 28, 2021
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JSK; Arun Vijay a still from the film 

The makers of Arun Vijay-starrer Vaa Deal surprised Tamil movie buffs recently by announcing that the film will hit the screens on Deepavali. The movie, which was supposed to release several years ago, was lying in the cans for a long time. Directed by Rathina Shiva, the action thriller has Karthika playing the female lead, and Sathish, Vamsi Krishna, Jayaprakash among others essaying pivotal roles in it. 

J Satish Kumar aka JSK, the producer of the movie, had announced last year that three projects of his, including Vaa Deal, will have direct-to-OTT release. Andava Kaanom and Mummy Save Me were the other films which he said will have a premiere on JSK Prime Media.       

Talking to OTTplay, JSK points out a few reasons which made him reconsider his decision to release Vaa Deal on the platform. He says, "With more and more instances of movie halls reopening in many states, I think movie lovers are set to come back to experience cinema on big screen. The reception Kodiyil Oruvan is receiving now from theatres is quite encouraging. More over, I have observed that people are bored of watching content regularly on OTT platforms. With the drastic reduce in the number of COVID-19 cases, people are likely to prefer movie halls over OTT in the coming days."   

JSK also notes that Arun Vijay's current graph is another reason why he opted a theatrical release for Vaa Deal. He adds, "He is in great form now; a few of his upcoming films look quite promising and are riding on high expectations. Vaa Deal is a racy action thriller in the lines of Ghilli. I felt people should enjoy this movie in theatres."  

Meanwhile, Mummy Save Me, starring Priyanka Upendra, premiered on JSK Prime Media last year, while Andava Kaanom, which has Sriya Reddy in the lead, is yet to see the light of the day. The latter, according to him, is likely to have an OTT release later.  

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