The movies will join Tovino Thomas' Minnal Murali as the Malayalam OTT releases this December
Dulquer Salmaan's Kurup might have sparked hope for theatres with audiences flocking into cinema halls to watch the movie. But that's not to say that OTTs have lost their gleam. While there's a host of movies set for theatrical releases this Christmas, Dileep's Kesu Ee Veedinte Nadhan and Jayasurya's Eesho are two movies that are reportedly set for a direct to OTT release.
The two movies will join Tovino Thomas' big-budget superhero flick Minnal Murali as Malayalam OTT releases this December. Both Kesu Ee Veedinte Nadhan and Eesho are movies directed by Nadhirshah.
Dileep plays a sexagenarian in Kesu Ee Veedinte Nadhan, which also has Urvashi and Swasika Vijay in pivotal roles. The movie, which is a family entertainer, was initially set for a theatrical release but the makers had a change of heart with Mohanlal's Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham set to get a wide release on December 2.
Jayasurya's Eesho, meanwhile, was always planned as an OTT release from the start. The thriller, which also has Namitha Pramod and Jaffer Idukki, is scripted by Suneesh Varanad and was extensively shot in the night after the first lockdown last year. The movie was shot in Kochi and a few portions in Dubai.
While the platforms are yet to be officially announced, reports suggest that both movies could release during Christmas. Minnal Murali is currently scheduled to drop on Netflix on December 24.
Meanwhile, other Christmas theatrical releases include Asif Ali's Kunjeldho, Nivin Pauly's Thuramukham, Antony Varghese's Ajagajantharam and Meow, which has Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas in the lead. Allu Arjun and Fahadh Faasil's Pushpa is also set to hit theatres on December 17. Mammootty's Puzhu is also rumoured to be a December release but this has not been officially confirmed.