It remains to be seen whether Kida can find a wider reach following its OTT release this week.
Aha Tamil on Monday announced the digital premiere date of the latest award-winning Tamil film Kida. The film will start streaming on the platform on December 15.
Kida is written and directed by debutant filmmaker Ra.Venkat. The native of Ramanathapuram began his journey in the Tamil film industry in 2010. He assisted filmmakers Karu Palaniappan, R. Balakumar, Vijay Chandar, Anucharan Murugaiyan and Rathina Shiva before venturing on his own. Even as he assisted mostly filmmakers who primarily focused on over-the-top commercial entertainers, Venkat gravitated towards off-beat drama set against the rural background for his debut movie.
Kida made quite an impression on the film festival circuit. It was screened at IFFI, Jagran Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and Chennai Film Festival. After drawing good reviews and bagging a few awards, the film made its theatrical debut on November 11. However, the film didn't manage to make a dent at the box office, as it was overshadowed by other big releases at the time.
It remains to be seen whether Kida can find a wider reach following its OTT release.
Based on the trailer, Kida tells a humble story of a grandfather and his struggles to fulfil the Deepavali wish of his grandson. The narrative revolves around the grandfather who lacks the financial strength to buy his grandson a dress that costs Rs 2,000. However, the grandfather seemingly will not stop at anything until he gathers enough money to buy the dress that his grandson wants.
In the meantime, the grandfather's struggle coincides with a middle-aged man, who is pursuing entrepreneurial aspirations of starting a butcher shop during the Deepavali festival. Will these both succeed in their individuals missions against all odds?
Kida stars Theeson and Sravanthi Ravi Kishore in the lead roles.