The film, directed by Rahul PK and produced by Rakshit Shetty’s Paramvah Studios is coming to Voot Select this week
Last Updated: 02.49 PM, Jul 11, 2022
Director Rahul PK’s film Sakutumba Sametha, which had come to theatres on May 20, is now ready for its OTT outing. The film, produced by actor-filmmaker Rakshit Shetty’s Paramvah Studios, had been sold to Colors Kannada and Voot Select respectively for its satellite and digital rights. At the time, Rakshit had also sold his film 777 Charlie to them with a clause that it would not be streaming before 48 days from the date of theatrical release. While 777 Charlie came out a good 20 days after Sakutumba Sametha, it was expected that the Siri Ravikumar and Bharath GB led film would start streaming a lot earlier. Turns out, it is coming well after 50 days, with reports suggesting that Voot will make it available on July 15.
Read our review of Sakutumba Sametha here:
Sakutumba Sametha was Siri’s first film for the banner, in which she played Shraddha, who meets Suri (Bharath) on a match-making app. But with only days to go for their big day, Shraddha gets cold feet and urges Suri via a text message to put things on standby as far as the prep is concerned, compelling the two slightly dysfunctional families to get together and talk things out.
During the promotions of the film, Rakshit had said that he had managed to sell Sakutumba Sametha for twice its budget. He added that the film was not meant for a theatrical outing and that they had intended it only for a straight-to-OTT release. However, the representatives of the streamer suggested he should give the film a shot at the box office. “When we made this film, we had planned it as a straight-to-OTT release and had no plans of bringing it to theatres. But when the representatives of Colors saw the film, they thought it had the potential to draw crowds in movie halls too. They believed that there is a good segment of the audience that appreciates this genre of films. We also know this, but we were not sure if this audience would set out to the theatre during a pandemic. Later on, we were also convinced that it could get a good multiplex outing,” he had said back then.