The movie marks the second collaboration of scriptwriter-director duo, Murali Gopy and Rathish Ambat
With Sufiyum Sujatayum and #Home, Mollywood producer Vijay Babu has got a perfect score as far as direct-to-OTT releases as concerned. Both movies were watched widely since their releases on Amazon Prime Video, begging the question whether the producer will opt for similar releases for his upcoming productions – Theerpu and Valatty.
Theerpu, which is directed by Kammarasambhavam filmmaker Rathish Ambat, is a thrilling performance-oriented drama starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran, Murali Gopy, Isha Talwar, Vijay Babu, Hannah Reji Koshy and Saiju Kurup in lead roles.
Vijay Babu informs OTTplay that the team had wrapped up the shooting earlier this year, before the second wave of COVID-19 cases hit Kerala. Similarly, the producer has also backed debutant director Devan’s Valatty, which revolves around four dogs.
Ask the producer-actor about the movies’ release platforms and he says, “Valatty is probably the biggest experimental film in my life and we have completed Theerpu too. All of this is done with the hope that everything will be back to normal in the future. Theerpu can wait till theatres reopen; but even that has a limit. I also have plans to do Aadu 3 and have bought the rights for actor Sathyan’s biopic,” he says.
Prithviraj’s previous two releases – Cold Case and Kuruthi – had opted for direct-to-OTT releases. It also seems that Bhramam, which is the Malayalam remake of Andhadhun could also take the same route. According to reports, Amazon Prime Video had signed a multi-crore deal with Mohanlal and producer Antony Perumbavoor for their three films and so Prithviraj’s directorial Bro Daddy too could be slotted for an OTT release. Prithviraj, meanwhile, is expected to begin shooting for Kaapa next.