Kappela streaming rights bagged by Netflix
‘Kappela’ was the last mainstream Malayalam film to hit screens in Kerala before the lockdown was announced. The film got released on March 4 and opened to pretty good reviews. However, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, theatre response was largely dull and eventually, the run had to be cut short.
Fortunately for the makers, streaming giant Netflix have acquired the film’s rights. Though the exact figure has not yet been disclosed, it is heard that the rights were sold for a hefty price. Netflix is expected to announce the release date shortly.
‘Kappela’ stars Anna Ben, Sreenath Bhasi and Roshan Mathew in lead roles. ‘Ambili’ fame Tanvi Ram, James Elia, Vijileesh, Navas Vallikkunnu, Sudheesh, Nisha Sarang and Sudhi Koppa will be seen in other major roles. The film is scripted jointly by Musthafa, Nikhil Vahid and Sudhas.
DOP Jimshi Khalidh, music director Sushin Shyam and editor Noufal Abdullah form the core technical crew. The film is produced by Vishnu Venu under the banner of Kadhaas Untold.