The buzz is that the Telugu version of the film could drop on the platform this week
Last Updated: 08.15 AM, Sep 20, 2022
The much-hyped Vijay Deverakonda film, Liger, co-produced and directed by Puri Jagannadh, which released in theatres early this month, could just be headed to OTT, only three weeks after. According to the latest buzz, Vijay’s film, which also marked his Bollywood debut and paired him with Ananya Panday, is dropping on Disney+Hotstar on September 22. The reports suggest that the platform may only release the Telugu version of the film with English subtitles at this point. The streamer had, apparently, picked up the digital rights of the film for a whopping Rs 65 crore, so, when it does drop to stream, it may be available in all the languages it was dubbed into.
When Liger released in theatres, it was panned both by critics and audiences. The film, in which Vijay played an MMA fighter with a speech impediment, seeking international glory, was a classic underdog tale that was, however, terribly handled by Puri. In the run-up to the film’s release, we had caught up with Vijay and asked him what excited him about this underdog tale, to which he said, “Every film that you do will have the same sort of emotions – it will either have anger or the journey of the hero. Liger is also the journey of the hero story from an underdog to whatever he becomes, as you will see in the film. What excites you are the scenes that are a part of the journey, as in the drama that leads to it - that is very new. It could be the same story, but every scene was a high and it excited me. And to be able to transform into this other person that is not you, to be able to behave and talk like him, I call it my biggest playground as an actor. And I got to do things that I had never done before as an actor. I completely enjoyed my time on set. These were the things that really excited me to do the film.”