According to a source, the movie is likely to release on the platform on October 14
A still from the film
We had reported recently that Vineeth Varaprasad's Lift, starring Kavin and Amritha in lead roles, will have a premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on October 1. Looks like Kaarthikk Sundar's Oh Manapenne, which has Harish Kalyan and Priya Bhavani Shankar playing the leads, is the latest Tamil film to have a direct-to-OTT release on the streaming platform on October.
According to a source, it is just a matter of time before the makers come up with an official announcement. The official remake of Pelli Choopulu, the movie was titled Oh Manapenne on October 2020. The makers had also released its first look along with the title. The film's shooting, which began in 2019, was wrapped up last year.
The team had unveiled two songs from the film, Lazy Song and Bodhai Kaname, earlier this year. The source informs that the movie is likely to release on the platform on October 14. Though Harish Kalyan and Priya Bhavani Shankar were last seen in Chimbudeven's Kasada Tabara, which is streaming on SonyLIV, the actors didn't share screen space in it. Harish's last theatrical release was Dharala Prabhu, which hit the screens a few days ago before theatres were shutdown in Tamil Nadu as part of the first lockdown.
On the other hand, Priya's last theatrical release was Kalathil Santhippom, which hit the screens earlier this year before the onslaught of the second wave. The Tamil remake of Pelli Choopulu, which starred Vijay Deverakonda and Ritu Varma, was initially supposed to have Vishnu Vishal and Tamannaah in lead roles.
The untitled project, which was supposed to be produced by Gautham Menon, got shelved later. After Harish came on board as one of the leads, it was said that he had learnt cooking from the owner of a barbecue food truck to play the role of a chef in the movie.