Joju George plays a double role in Rohit MG Krishnan’s Iratta, which is set to drop on Netflix
Last Updated: 05.20 AM, Mar 01, 2023
Debutant filmmaker Rohit MG Krishnan’s slow-burning thriller Iratta, which had Joju George essaying a double role for the first time in his career, is all set to begin streaming. The makers had earlier revealed that the film’s OTT rights have been sold to Netflix and now, the streaming platform has announced its release date.
The movie, which is a thriller that cuts between the past and present of its characters, has Joju playing the role of twin brothers, who are both police officers but have contrasting personalities. Anjali, Abhiram Radhakrishnan, Manoj KU, Arya Salim, Srinda, Sarath Sabha, Sreekanth Murali and Sabumon Abdusamad in pivotal roles.
What is Iratta about?
The film begins with police officer Vinod being found dead inside a police station, just before the expected arrival of a minister. Three cops are held as suspects, while Vinod’s brother Pramod arrives on the scene to investigate the case. As he puts together the clues, it also reveals Vinod’s abrasive personality and the reason for the same – a strained relationship with his brother at a young age. How this has caused him to be caustic and why it also has a huge bearing on the cop’s death form the plot of the movie, which is also scripted by Rohit.
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In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Rohit talked about doing a film in which its lead actor had to essay a double role. “While writing the script, we believed if we found a good artiste to play the role, it would take care of itself. Because the challenge is mostly for the artiste to turn into two different people,” he said.
When and where to watch Iratta on OTT?
Iratta, which is co-produced by Joju and director Martin Prakkat, is set to begin streaming on Netflix from March 3 onwards. Incidentally, Joju and Martin’s Nayattu also dropped on the streaming platform after its theatrical run two years ago.