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Ottu: Release date of Kunchacko Boban, Arvind Swami film deferred after Tamil version hits roadblock

Director Fellini TP’s Ottu, which is titled Rendagam in Tamil, was scheduled to hit theatres on September 2

Ottu: Release date of Kunchacko Boban, Arvind Swami film deferred after Tamil version hits roadblock
Kunchacko Boban and Arvind Swami in a still from Ottu
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 02.36 AM, Sep 01, 2022


The release date of Kunchacko Boban and Arvind Swami’s much-anticipated action thriller Ottu aka Rendagam has been deferred. The Malayalam-Tamil bilingual, which is helmed by Fellini TP, was scheduled to hit theatres as an Onam release on September 2 but the makers have now informed that the film has been pushed due to a roadblock to its Tamil version.

While the Malayalam version titled Ottu had been cleared by a U/A certification, the Tamil was yet to be screened by the regional censor board. The movie’s producers had announced that the film’s release date has been postponed “due to some unforeseen circumstances regarding our Tamil release”.

August Cinema, which is producing the movie, said that because the movie is a bilingual, it’s important that both versions release on the same day. The makers also stated that a new release date will be announced soon.

Ottu, which also has Jackie Shroff, will mark Arvind Swami’s comeback to Malayalam after almost three decades and also Kunchacko Boban’s debut in Tamil. The movie also has Aadukalam Naren, Amalda Liz and Eesha Rabba in supporting characters, and was shot in Mangalore, Goa, Mumbai and Pune. Scripted by S Sanjeev, the film, which is made on a big budget, has Arvind Swami playing a gangster who reportedly suffers a memory loss while Kunchacko essays the role of a stranger who pretends to be his friend.

The postponement could be a blessing in disguise for the film as the festive season is already packed with releases. September 2 was to see Ottu clash with Basil Joseph’s Palthu Janwar but with the former now being pushed, it leaves an entire week for debutant director Sangeeth P Rajan’s film to make a mark before Onam day sees the releases of three big films – Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Gold, Biju Menon’s Oru Thekkan Thallu Case and Siju Wilson’s Pathonpathaam Noottaandu.