Kooman, which is directed by Jeethu Joseph, released in theatres on November 4
Last Updated: 05.06 AM, Nov 17, 2022
Director Jeethu Joseph’s Kooman, which is continuing its successful run in theatres, have cracked its OTT deal too, according to reports. The movie, which has already gone on to become Asif Ali’s highest grossing film this year, will begin streaming on a leading OTT platform by the end of this month or in early December.
The film, scripted by KR Krishnakumar, revolves around a constable named Giri, who is looked down upon by his town folk despite being brilliant at what he does. His ego, however, refuses him to let go of the rebukes and this flares up when he is embarrassed by his superior in front of the entire village. Giri teaches him a lesson and eventually becomes ‘addicted’ to how good he gets at what he does, form the plot of the investigative thriller, which was Jeethu’s first theatrical release in over three years.
The movie’s OTT rights have been bagged by Amazon Prime Video, which had also streamed Jeethu’s Drishyam 2. Apart from Asif, Kooman also has Baburaj, Hannah Reji Koshy, Deepak Parambol, Jaffer Idukki and Baiju Santosh in pivotal roles.
In an earlier interview with us, Jeethu said, “For the movie, it was necessary that we cast someone who had a normal physique, height and looked like a layman. His character is fairly young and inexperienced, and so we looked at actors in that category and Asif fit the bill. He’s also a good performer.”
The film became Asif Ali’s second film after Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha to cross Rs 5 crore in Kerala box office. The actor, who had starred in films such as Mahaveeryar, Kuttavum Shikshayum and Kotthu, had gone without hits this year despite some of these films having him putting on brilliant performances. Kooman’s box office success will come as a relief for the actor, who will next be seen in Shaji Kailas’ gangster drama Kaapa, which also has Prithviraj Sukumaran, Aparna Balamurali and Anna Ben.