The film, directed by Sreejith N, also has Roshan Mathew, Padmapriya, Nimisha Sajayan and Aswath Lal in pivotal roles
Last Updated: 03.38 AM, Sep 15, 2022
Biju Menon and Roshan Mathew-starrer Oru Thekkan Thallu Case is the latest Malayalam acquisition from Netflix. The OTT rights of the film, which released in theatres during Onam last week, was bought by the streaming platform in August.
Directed by debutant Sreejith N, the film, which is set in the late 80s, is based on GR Indugopan’s short story Amminipilla Vettu Case. The film is scripted by Rajesh Pinnadan and has Biju Menon playing Amminipilla, a lighthouse keeper who is revered by his villagers.
Roshan Mathew plays Podiyan in the film, whose gang of friends locks horns with Amminipilla and leads to an all-out ego tussle, which also has ramifications on the two women in their lives – essayed by Padmapriya and Nimisha Sajayan. Set in Anjengo, the film also explores the region’s beautiful locales through Madhu Neelakantan’s frames.
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case is expected to drop on Netflix in October. The streaming platform’s latest Malayalam release is Tovino Thomas’ Thallumaala, which dropped exactly a month after its theatrical release. Oru Thekkan Thallu Case too will stick to a similar window.
Netflix will next be streaming Jithin Issac Thomas’ Attention Please from September 16 onwards. The movie, which has Vishnu Govind and Athira Kallingal, hit theatres on August 26 and marks the first production foray of Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench Productions in Malayalam.
Meanwhile, Roshan Mathew and Netflix has had a good association so far with his movies such as Kappela, Night Drive, Choked and Darlings, which was a direct-to-OTT release, streaming on the platform. The actor also has a busy month in September with two more films gearing up to hit theatres.
He will next be seen in Sibi Malayil’s Kotthu, which is a political thriller that also has Asif Ali and Nimisha Sajayan as part of the cast. Roshan also plays the lead in Sidharth Bharathan’s Chathuram, which was set to hit theatres on September 16.