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Jiivi 2: Suresh Kamatchi opens up on the reason behind the film going the OTT way

The much-awaited sequel will drop on aha Tamil on August 19 

Jiivi 2: Suresh Kamatchi opens up on the reason behind the film going the OTT way

Suresh Kamatchi; a poster of Jiivi 2 

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 01.49 PM, Aug 16, 2022

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VJ Gopinath's Jiivi was one of the acclaimed Tamil movies which was released in 2019. The thriller flick starred Vetri and Karunakaran in lead roles, while Mime Gopi and Rohini among others essayed significant characters in it. Film lovers were excited when a sequel to the movie was announced.

Titled Jiivi 2, the project went on floors earlier this year, and was wrapped up in a month's time. The makers decided to skip theatrical release for the film recently, leaving fans and movie lovers disappointed. 

At a recent press interaction, the movie's producer Suresh Kamatchi opened up about the reason why he chose to release the film directly on OTT. The Maanaadu producer said that he was dejected with small movies being rejected by the audience after their release in theatres despite earning appreciation from critics.

He said, "If a small film like Jiivi 2 opens to poor response in theatres, it will struggle to fetch a decent OTT deal. So, I thought of releasing the movie directly on a digital platform." The much-awaited sequel will drop on aha Tamil on August 19.  

Suresh also cited the fate Vijay Sethupathi's Maamanithan faced at the box office when it was released in theatres in June. "The film tanked at the box office, but received phenomenal response when it was released on aha Tamil later. Its makers are thinking of holding a success party after they are elated over the positive response from several quarters," he said.

All praise for Vetri and Gopinath, Suresh said that he has immense confidence in the content of Jiivi 2 and added that he is looking forward to the feedback from the audience and critics. Praveen Kumar and Praveen KL have handled cinematography and editing respectively for the movie. 

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