Thankam, which has Biju Menon and Vineeth Sreenivasan in the lead, is scripted by Syam Pushkaran
Last Updated: 05.56 AM, Feb 18, 2023
After a theatrical run of less than a month, director Saheed Arafath’s crime drama Thankam, which has Vineeth Sreenivasan and Biju Menon in the lead, is all set for its OTT release. Its co-producer Fahadh Faasil took to his social media page to announce the OTT release date of the film, which is scripted by Maheshinte Prathikaram and Joji writer Syam Pushkaran.
The film, which hit theatres along with Mohanlal’s Alone on January 25, also has Aparna Balamurali, Girish Kulkarni, Vineeth David Thattil and a host of relative newcomers as part of its cast. Vigneshwar Suresh, Nithin Dhanduke, Abdul Jabbar, Srikant Murali, Sowmiya Murugesan and Anupama Somanadhan play supporting roles in Thankam.
What is Thankam about?
Thankam, which marks Saheed’s second directorial after Theeram, revolves around the disappearance of a ‘rider’, who delivers jewellery in exchange for pure gold. Vineeth essays the character named Kannan, who goes missing after an errand in Mumbai. This prompts his goldsmith colleague Muthu and his family to go in search for him. The Mumbai police then launch an investigation that takes them from Mumbai to Thrissur to Coimbatore and back as they find out what happened to Kannan and why.
Thankam writer Syam had earlier said that the script is probably his most cinematic yet. The writer also said that the movie isn’t a hyper-realistic version of what happens in the lives of those employed in the gold sector. “It’s not related a lot with the social reality. This movie looks at an isolated incident and is a cinematic representation,” he explained.
The movie, which had wrapped up its shoot last year, was filmed in Thrissur, Coimbatore, Trichy and Mumbai.
When and where to watch Thankam?
The OTT rights of Thankam, which is produced by Dileesh Pothan, Syam and Fahadh under the banner of Bhavan Studios, was bought by Amazon Prime Video. Thankam is all set to release on the OTT platform on February 20.