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Why did Tuck Jagadish go to OTT? Producer Sahu Garapati of Shine Screens clarifies

Nani, Ritu Varma, Aishwarya Rajesh play the lead roles in the family entertainer directed by Shiva Nirvana

Srivathsan Nadadhur
Sep 05, 2021
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After a lot of controversies, debates and confusion, Tuck Jagadish is inching closer to its OTT premiere for the Vinayaka Chavithi weekend on September 10. The film starring Nani, Ritu Varma, Jagapathi Babu and Aishwarya Rajesh in key roles is a typical festive entertainer, helmed by Shiva Nirvana. The trailer, released earlier this week, hints this is a film high on emotions with a fair dose of action and romance. Ahead of the release, one of the film's producers, Sahu Garipati of Shine Screens, revealed why they were forced to opt for an OTT release amidst immense pressure.

Sahu Garipati shared that the film was made on a high budget and that it had to perform well in theatres across India and other overseas markets if they had any aims of recovering the investment. The film was intended to release for the festive season but the release date kept getting pushed time and again due to the pandemic, which didn't favour our case, he added. Reportedly, theatrical release was their first priority though they couldn't say no to Amazon Prime Video, given the current situation for the film to reach audiences across the globe. 

Sahu thanked Shiva Nirvana, actor Nani and other industry counterparts all along. He believes that Tuck Jagadish will help audiences relive emotions that they tend to miss in their fast-paced lives, calling the film a fine blend of emotions and entertainment. He reiterated that Shine Screens is here to make films for the theatre-going audiences and has no plans to venture into the OTT space as of now. Two of their upcoming projects will feature Naga Chaitanya and Balakrishna in the lead. The Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer will be directed by Anil Ravipudi while Naga Chaitanya is likely to team up with Mohana Krishna Indraganti for the first time in his career for the other project.

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