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Santhanam hints on Server Sundaram going the OTT way, confirms another film in Dhilluku Dhuddu franchise

The actor's Dikkiloona will have a premiere on Zee5 on September 10

Thinkal Menon
Sep 03, 2021
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Santhanam has a few films ready for release, including the much-delayed Dikkiloona and Server Sundaram. While the former is ready for a premiere on Zee5 on September 10, the latter has been lying on the cans for a long time without any update from the makers. Looks like the film will have a digital release soon; the actor hinted about the same during a chat with fans on Instagram. To a fan's question 'Will Server Sundaram be released on any OTT platform?', his reply was 'You will see it soon. May be on an OTT platform."

The shooting of the film, directed by Anand Balki, was wrapped up in 2016. The project, which was initially supposed to hit screens in 2017, got further delayed because of several reasons. There were news of the movie hitting screens in 2018 and 2020, but the makers couldn't make it possible, leaving fans of the actor disappointed. Vaibhavi Shandilya, who was paired opposite Santhanam in the movie, was later seen sharing screen presence with him in Sakka Podu Podu Raja. Santhosh Narayanan was roped in as the composer for the project. He was the musician for Santhanam's Parris Jeyaraj, too, which had hit screens earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the actor had also confirmed during the fans interaction that the latest project in the Dhilluku Dhuddu franchise, Dhilluku Dhuddu 3, is on. When a fan said 'We need Dhilukku Dhuddu 3', he replied with the message 'On Process'. However, Rambhala, who was at the helm of the first two parts of the franchise, confirmed to OTTplay that he will not direct the third part. Dhilluku Dhuddu and Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 released in 2016 and 2019 respectively. 

He said, "The pre-production for the third part is currently underway. But I will not be at the helm of affairs. In fact, I don't know who the director will be." Rambhala also informed that his upcoming project, Idiot, will be a theatrical release, contrary to the speculation surrounding its OTT release. He added, "We are almost done with the movie's post-production. If everything goes well, the film will hit screens on September 17."      

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