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Sharafudheen, Nyla Usha's Priyan Ottathilaanu to begin streaming on this OTT platform after its theatrical run

The movie, which is helmed by Antony Sony, also has Nyla Usha and Aparna Das as part of its cast

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 09.10 AM, Jun 15, 2022

Sharafudheen, Nyla Usha's Priyan Ottathilaanu to begin streaming on this OTT platform after its theatrical run
Sharafudheen and Nyla Usha

Sharafudheen’s first movie as the titular character, Priyan Ottathilaanu, is set to hit theatres on June 24. The film is helmed by C/o Saira Bhanu director Antony Sony and has a cast featuring Nyla Usha and Aparna Das.

The feel-good family entertainer revolves around Sharafudheen’s character Priyadarshan, who is the go-to guy for anyone needing help. His Good Samaritan nature however leaves him with no time to spend with his family as he is always on the run helping others.

In an earlier interview with OTTplay, Antony told us that the actor will be seen in a role, essaying shades that he hasn’t done before. “He carries the film from start to the end and the audience will notice that Priyan stands out in terms of the other characters he has played his career so far,” the director said.

The movie, scripted by Abhayakumar K and Anil Kurian, also features Jaffer Idukki, Harishree Ashokan, Biju Sopanam and Ashokan in pivotal roles. Though the movie was shot during the pandemic, Antony told us that it has a lot of outdoor portions and doesn’t feel restricted in any way.

The film’s OTT and satellite rights have also been sold recently. OTTplay has learnt that Mazhavil Manorama as acquired its TV rights while the movie is begin streaming on Manorama Max after its theatrical run. Priyan Ottathilaanu is expected to drop on the OTT platform by July-August.

Manorama Max has been on an acquisition spree lately. This year alone, it has bought the streaming rights for Navya Nair’s Oruthee, Aishwarya Lekshmi’s Archana 31 Not Out, Soubin Shahir’s Kallan D’Souza, Johny Antony’s Thirimali and Roshan Mathew’s Night Drive.

Meanwhile, Sharafudheen has completed shooting for Mammootty’s upcoming thriller Rorschach and also Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam director Senna Hegde’s 1744WA, which again has him in the lead role. He is also part of Bhavana’s comeback film Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn.