Four Telugu films will be competing for audience's attention in as many streaming platforms on November 26
Telugu streaming enthusiasts are set to have another interesting weekend in the cards with as many as four films gearing for their OTT premiere in leading platforms. November hasn't been a month of big-budget releases in theatres this year in Telugu cinema and it's an advantage that OTT platforms are trying to grab with both hands to keep audiences glued to small screens. Four OTT platforms including Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5, aha and SonyLIV will be premiering a good lineup of films like Drushyam 2, Republic, Romantic and Bro.
Drushyam 2, the first and easily the biggest of the OTT releases this weekend, is having a direct-to-OTT premiere on Amazon Prime Video on November 25. The Telugu remake of Mohanlal's Drishyam 2 stars Venkatesh, Meena, Esther Anil, Kruthika, Sampath Raj, Vinay Varma, Nadhiya and Naresh in key roles. The film revolves around a film buff-turned-theatre owner Rambabu, a father of two daughters who leaves no stone unturned to guard his family from the repurcussions of an unintentional murder. Drushyam 2 is directed by Jeethu Joseph and jointly produced by Suresh Babu, Rajkumar Sethupathy and Antony Perumbavoor.
Republic, to premiere on November 26 on ZEE5, is another high-profile Telugu OTT release. The hard-hitting film directed by Deva Katta stars Sai Dharam Tej, Aishwarya Rajesh, Jagapathi Babu and Ramya Krishna in lead roles. The story centres on a newly appointed collector Panja Abhiram, who is committed to doing justice to his job and spares none in his bid to ensure justice to the needy, putting power-hungry politicians in their place, trying to eradicate corruption from a system that's begging for a reform. How far will he go in his fight with minister Visakha Vani to protect the interests of people?
Romantic, featuring Akash Puri, Ketika Sharma, Ramya Krishna in the lead roles, is releasing on the Telugu OTT platform aha on November 26 as well. Directed by first-timer Anil Paduri, the film has story, screenplay and dialogues by Akash Puri's father and director Puri Jagannadh. The film tells the story of a ruffian Vasco Da Gama, based in Goa, who gets into trouble with cops for his petty crimes and eventually grows into a big-time gangster. He ends up falling in love with a cop's sister Monica. His growth is kept in check with the arrival of a newly transferred ACP Ramya Govarkar.
Bro, which is having a direct-to-OTT release on SonyLIV on November 26, brings together Naveen Chandra, Avika Gor, Sai Ronak, Sanjana Sarathy in pivotal roles. The film, the remake of the Marathi hit Happy Journey, is directed by Karthik Thupurani, who has also written the dialogues and the screenplay. The story is based on a brother, who hardly gets to bond with his young sister in his life, in a bid to fend for his family. The sister turns a ghost after her death to bond with her brother and stands through his highs and lows. JJR Ravichand and Ram Veerapaneni are the producers.