Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum, starring Fahadh Faasil, opened in cinemas last month to good reviews.
Fahadh Faasil in Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum.
Debutant director Akhil Sathyan's movie Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum, featuring Fahadh Faasil in the lead role made his much-awaited debut on OTT on Friday. The movie is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Akhil Sathyan seems to have inherited his father Sathyan Anthikad's strong skills in narrating light-hearted, yet socially and culturally relevant movies. Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum opened in cinemas last month to positive reviews . The movie garnered widespread appreciation for supplying loads of feel-good moments.
As the movie became available for streaming, Fahadh opened up about the story and his character in the movie.
"My character, Pachu, is an ordinary man, who lives an ordinary life but suddenly finds himself on this extraordinary journey, which changes his perspective of life and everything in it. Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum is a beautiful story of an emotional journey, sprinkled with comedy, and drama, making it a light and engaging watch for audiences of all ages," Fahadh said in a media statement.
Akhil also expressed his satisfaction with the reception that the movie received at the box office. “Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum has received an extremely positive response from the audience and critics, not only for its unique story, and exceptional performances, but also for the deep and meaningful message behind it. We realize that with the right intention, approach, and execution, films can move people. And we tried to do just that, with a delicate balance of comedy and drama," said the director.
While Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum received good reviews and generated positive word of mouth, the movie came up short of making solid gains at the box office. One of the reasons cited by the trade experts was the complete absence of any promotional efforts from the main cast and crew. The movie was released in cinemas without any promotions and managed to sustain on its own merits for some time. However, it was later overshadowed by Ponniyin Selvan 2 and 2018, which is emerging as the biggest earner in the history of Malayalam cinema.
Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum also stars Anjana Jayaprakash, Mohan Agashe, and Indrans in pivotal roles.