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O Baby release date: When, where to watch Dileesh Pothan, Ranjan Pramod’s action-drama

O Baby, which is helmed by Ranjan Pramod, also has Raghunath Paleri in a pivotal role

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 09.32 AM, Jun 05, 2023


Director-scriptwriter Ranjan Pramod is all set for the release of his next movie O Baby, after a gap of seven years since Biju Menon’s Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu. The upcoming movie, which has Dileesh Pothan and Raghunath Paleri in the lead, is also written by Ranjan, who had previously scripted Malayalam superhits such as Mohanlal’s Naran, Dileep’s Meesa Madhavan and Jayaram’s Manassinakkare.

The upcoming movie has a host of relative newcomers such as Haniya Nafisa, Devadath, Vishnu Agasthya and Athulya Chandra of Gana Gandharvan and Innale Vare fame in pivotal characters.

What is O Baby about?

The drama thriller revolves around a romance between an estate owner’s daughter and its manager Baby’s son. The caste differences between the duo force the estate owner to instruct Baby to kill his son. How the duo goes to great lengths in the name of honour form the plot of this film.

In an earlier interview, Ranjan had said that though the movie has intriguing elements, it’s an intense action drama. “It’s also a quirky film as in, its backdrop and storytelling will be different from the usual movies of the genre. That’s also the USP of O Baby,” he said. “It’s based on a lot of true incidents that have happened over the years across the world.”

On casting Dileesh and Raghunath Paleri in the roles of the estate manager and owner, the director said, “Dileesh had called me to ask why I wasn't doing any movies. So, I told him we should work on a movie together and that's how O Baby happened. Similarly, I had not seen Raghunath Paleri’s previous films in which he had acted. I knew that both of them are conscious about a film’s content and so it will also lead to possibilities of me discussing the subject in depth with them as we did the film together.”

The filmmaker also explained that the rest of the cast was selected from social media as well as theatre.

When and where to watch O Baby?

O Baby is set to hit theatres in Kerala on June 9.