The film directed by John Paul Raj and Sham Surya had hit the screens on September 17
A poster of the film
The Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitors Association had recently made it mandatory that every Tamil film should have at least four week window before their OTT releases. In fact, the Kangana-starrer Thalaivii courted controversy with regard to this, as its makers had planned an OTT release two weeks after its theatrical release. The movie is now streaming on Netflix.
The latest Tamil film to join the fray is Friendship, starring Harbhajan Singh and Losliya Mariyanesan in lead roles. Directed by John Paul Raj and Sham Surya, the movie which had hit the screens on September 17, will release on Simply South and Tentkotta, on October 1.
A Remake never sounded this exciting!— Simply South (@SimplySouthApp) September 25, 2021
The Romantic Sports Comedy film - #Friendship starring @akarjunofficial, @harbhajan_singh, #Losliya and @actorsathish is coming to Simply South on Oct 1st.
Stay tuned!#FriendshipOnSimplySouth pic.twitter.com/LrkxNeNIz1
The social media accounts of both the platforms, on which overseas movie buffs can enjoy watching several south Indian films, confirmed the news. Friendship, which is inspired by Malayalam film, Queen, has Arjun, too, playing a pivotal role, apart from Sathish and MS Bhaskar among others. Dikkiloona, in which Harbhajan played a cameo premiered on Zee5 earlier this month. The cricketer-turned-actor essays the role of a mechanical engineering student in Friendship, the story of which is set in Coimbatore. DM UdhayaKumar has composed music for the film, which has DOP by Santha Kumar C and editing by Deepak S Dwaraknath.
It is yet to be known which leading platform the makers have inked a deal with for the Indian audience to watch the movie. The film marked the acting debut of Losliya who shot to fame with Bigg Boss Tamil 3.The movie, which had opened to mixed reviews, features 20 minutes of cricket match.
The makers had earlier said that the sequence will be one of the highlights of the film. In an earlier chat with OTTplay, Sathish, who essayed the role of a college student in Friendship, said he was shocked when the makers told him that the cricketer is essaying the lead in it.