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Upcoming Kannada movies releasing on OTT in 2022 – Netflix, Prime Video, SunNXT, Voot and others

Here’s a look at the upcoming Kannada movies that will be available on OTTs to stream

  • Prathibha Joy

Last Updated: 01.43 PM, May 03, 2022

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Upcoming Kannada movies releasing on OTT in 2022 – Netflix, Prime Video, SunNXT, Voot and others
From KGF2 to Man of the Match and Satya, these are some of the titles expected to drop on OTT soon

Direct-to-OTT releases of Kannada cinema is still a rarity, but most films with theatrical outings have been finding streaming partners. If a general entertainment channel also has an OTT platform, most often the satellite and digital rights are sold together, but in some cases, filmmakers hold out to negotiate better deals for their products on other platforms. For instance, James was sold to Star Suvarna for TV, but the OTT rights went to SonyLiv. Here's a look at some upcoming and recent Kannada titles on OTT. 

777 Charlie

Director Kiranraj K's film, produced by leading man Rakshit Shetty, is set to be a June 10 theatrical release. The film, which traces the relationship between protagonist Dharma and a canine called Charlie, recently announced Colors Kannada and Voot Select as its satellite and digital partners for the Kannada version. 

Streaming platform: Voot Select
Streaming date: To be announced

KGF: Chapter 2

Director Prashant Neel's second instalment in the KGF saga released in theatres on April 14 and has been breaking box office records every other day in all the markets the film came out. The digital rights are held by Amazon Prime Video, which also has KGF: Chapter 1, but a date has not been announced. 

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Streaming date: To be announced/Expected end of May or early June

Dear Sathya

Aryann Santhosh's film was a revenge drama, in which he was paired with Archana Kottige. The actor played a food delivery agent, who is framed for the murder of his girlfriend, and then proceeds to avenge her death. 

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video

Streaming date: To be announced

Bhavachitra

Bhavachitra is about an amateur photographer, whose lens captures paranormal activity. Determined to get the bottom of why his camera has been behaving this way, he stumbles upon more than what he bargained for. 

Streaming platform: Voot Select
Streaming date: May 6, 2022

Man of the Match

Director Satya Prakash's latest, Man of the Match, is a PRK productions presentation. The film is set in a single location, wherein a filmmaker calls a bunch of aspiring actors for an audition, and makes a movie out of the sequences they act out. 

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video
Streaming date: May 5, 2022

Four Walls & Two Nighties

The SS Sajjan directorial is Achyuth Kumar's first outing as leading man. The film explores a single father's relationship dynamics with his grown up children - three daughters and a son - and why he chooses to keep the girls at home under his wing. 

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video
Streaming date: May 3, 2022

Sold

Debutante director Prerana Agarwal's film is about human trafficking, especially that of children. The film has Kavya Shetty as an investigative reporter, looking into the disappearance of a friend's daughter. 

Streaming platform: Voot Select
Streaming date: April 29, 2022

James

James is the late Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar's last commercial film. Released in theatres posthumously on March 17, the film, which has become an emotion for his lakhs of fans, is an action-thriller that hinges on friendship. 

Streaming platform: SonyLiv

Streaming date: April 14, 2022

Ek Love Ya

Director Prem's film is the launch vehicle of his wife, Rakshitha Prem's brother, Raanna. It also introduced Reeshma Nanaiah to Kannada cinema. A love story, the film also has Rachita Ram in a pivotal role.  

Streaming platform: Zee5

Streaming date: April 8, 2022

Sakath

Sakath is director Suni's second film with Golden Star Ganesh. A comedy thriller, the film revolves around Balu (Ganesh) an aspiring singer, who pretends to be visually-challenged to get on to a music reality show and meet his crush - its host. When he then 'witnesses' a murder that is being passed off as a hit-and-run, he has to prove it without giving away his pretend act. The film also stars Surbhi and Nishvika Naidu.

Streaming Platforms: Netflix & SunNXT
Streaming Date: April 4, 2022

Old Monk

Old Monk, written and directed by MG Srinivas, is a romantic comedy featuring him in the lead along with Aditi Prabhudeva. The film is about Narada muni, who is banished from devaloka by lord Krishna and can return only if he succeeds to fall in love, with the approval of family as well. The film also stars S Narayan, Sihi Kahi Chandru and Sujay Shastri in pivotal roles. 

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video
Streaming date: April 5

Neer Dose

Neer Dose is a 2016 Kannada satire featuring Jaggesh, Hariprriya, Dattanna and Suman Ranganathan in pivotal roles. Directed by Vijayaprasad, the film revolves around these four characters and the unlikely friendship they strike. Neer Dose, though, was more in the news for its change of heroine (they first had Ramya on board for Hariprriya's character) and then for its comedy, which leaned heavily on double-meaning jokes. 

Streaming Platform: Voot
Streaming Date: March 31, 2022

Ombatthane Dikku

Ombatthane Dikku, directed by Dayal Padmanabhan is a thriller based on the Tamil film Kurangu Bommai. The story follows the possession of a duffel bag with a compass mark on it, the contents of which form the crux of the tale. The film stars Loose Mada Yogi, Aditi Prabhudeva, Ashok, Sampath and Saikumar, among others. 

Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Streaming Date: March 25, 2022

Love Mocktail 2

Love Mocktail 2 is the sequel of the 2020 hit, Love Mocktail, and takes off exactly two years after the events of the original film, Directed yet again by lead actor Darling Krishna, the film stars Milana Nagaraj, Rachel David, Amrutha Iyengar, Rachana Inder, among others. 

Release Platform: Amazon Prime Video
Release Date: To be announced

Dear Sathya

Dear Sathya is actor Aryann Santhosh's comeback vehicle in Kannada cinema that he wrote and co-produced. The film revolves around a food delivery agent, who has to clear his name, after a terrible tragedy befalls him and he is held responsible. The film also stars Archana Kottige and Aruna Balraj among others.  

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video
Streaming date: To be announced

Rider

Nikhil Kumar's third film as hero and fourth overall was a Christmas eve release last year. The film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, and was dubbed old wine in a new bottle. The film paired Nikhil with Kashmira and Sampada Hulivana.  

Release Platform: Zee5
Release Date: March 11

Salaga

Actor Duniya Vijay’s directorial debut, Salaga, is one of the star-films that released last year that is not yet on OTT. For a while, the buzz in industry circles was that the team was negotiating to get the best deal for the film, considering that it had a fairly good outing at the box office. But then news came that the satellite and digital rights were sold to Udaya TV (SunNXT), as confirmed by Vijay himself, but there’s been no news of a streaming date. When we spoke to Vijay recently, he said that the film will get a festive release on OTT. Ugadi 2022, perhaps? We’ll update this as soon as we hear more.

Release Platform: SunNXT
Release date: To be announced

Vikrant Rona

Kiccha Sudeep’s much-awaited fantasy action drama is currently slated for a February 24 theatrical release, provided there’s no weekend curfew. There have been reports that the makers received offers to the tune of 100 crore to give the film a direct-to-OTT release, which they have decided against, as they believe it requires a theatrical outing. The Anup Bhandari directorial, Vikrant Rona has been converted to 3D as well for a superior viewing experience, which would be a wasted effort if it goes straight to OTT. As of now, the makers are sticking to their theatrical release first and then digital plan.

Release Platform: Zee5
Release Date: To be announced

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