The Teacher, which has Amala Paul in the lead, is helmed by Athiran director Vivek
Last Updated: 09.40 AM, Dec 05, 2022
Actress Amala Paul’s comeback Malayalam venture The Teacher, which had hit theatres on December 2, has already signed its OTT deal. The movie, helmed by Athiran filmmaker Vivek, is a revenge thriller that also has Hakkim Shajahan and Manju Pillai in pivotal roles.
The film, which is touted to be a rooted tale about a woman dealing with sexual harassment, has Amala essaying the role of a physical education teacher who goes through the ordeal and decides to strike back.
The movie is co-written by Take Off scriptwriter PV Shajikumar and Vivek, was shot right after the second lockdown rules were eased in Kerala last year. Amala essays a Kollam native in the film, which was shot in areas in and around Kollam such as Munroe Islands and Thenmala.
Vivek, who had said that he had developed the thought during the lockdown, also explained that the film is a new-age edgy thriller. The OTT rights of Teacher was clinched by Netflix, which is expected to begin streaming the movie by the end of this year or the first week of January.
Amala, whose previous Malayalam movie was Achayans that released almost five years ago, will next be seen in movies such as Prithviraj and Blessy’s Aadujeevitham, Mammootty and B Unnikrishnan’s Christopher and Aijaz Khan’s Dvija, which also has Neeraj Madhav and Sruthy Jayan.
In an earlier press meet, Amala, who was also part of Cadevar and Ajay Devgn’s upcoming Hindi remake of Kaithi titled Bholaa, said that she was tired on signing thrillers and is now looking at films of other genres to be part of in the various film industries she is working in.
Meanwhile, Netflix had recently bought the rights of Nivin Pauly’s Padavettu and Aishwarya Lekshmi’s Kumari – both of which began streaming on the OTT platform from November 2022 onwards. Teacher will be its next Malayalam release.