Thankam, which is directed by Saheed Arafath, is a crime drama that also has Girish Kulkarni
Last Updated: 09.39 AM, Feb 08, 2023
Malayalam film Thankam, which has Vineeth Sreenivasan, Biju Menon and Girish Kulkarni in the lead, is finally gearing up for its OTT release. The movie, which hit theatres on January 26 along with Mohanlal’s Alone, had opened to largely positive reviews and will now make its way to a leading OTT platform soon.
The film, which is a crime drama, is helmed by Saheed Arafath, who had previously directed Theeram. Maheshinte Prathikaaram and Kumbalangi Nights scriptwriter Syam Pushkaran has written the script of Thankam, which is produced by Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan and Syam under their banner Bhavana Studios.
What is Thankam about?
The movie revolves around goldsmiths and people who deliver jewellery in exchange for pure gold. Biju Menon plays a goldsmith named Muthu in the film, while Vineeth Sreenivasan essays the role of a ‘rider’ named Kannan who goes across locations to deliver the crafted jewellery. During such an errand to Mumbai, Kannan goes missing. This sets off an investigation into what happened and how it led to his predicament.
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National Award-winning actor Girish Kulkarni, who made his Malayalam debut with Thankam, essays the role of a Marathi police officer, who investigates the case. Aparna Balamurali plays Kannan’s wife in the film, which also has Vineeth Thatthil David and Kalaiyarasan in pivotal roles along with a host of debutants.
The film, which starts off as a crime drama and establishes the relationships between its key characters, soon takes the form of a procedural as the cops travel from Mumbai to Thrissur and Tamil Nadu and back, to find out what happened to Kannan.
When and where to watch Thankam?
Thankam’s OTT rights have been bagged by Amazon Prime Video. The movie is expected to drop on the platform by the last week of February. February 20 or 24 are rumoured release dates of the Malayalam movie.