Netflix bags Master streaming rights for a whopping price!
The uncertainty regarding the release of Vijay’s ‘Master’ continues as theatres remain shut down in most parts of the country. Though the makers had repeatedly assured that the film will only be releasing in theatres, latest reports suggest that they are also thinking about a direct OTT release. As per a report in India Today, Netflix had recently bagged the film’s streaming rights for a massive price. While they are keen to release the film directly on the platform during the Pongal holidays, the makers are yet to take a call on it. A decision on whether the film will skip theatrical release and opt for a direct OTT release is expected to be taken in the next few days.
‘Master’ was originally supposed to hit screens in April this year but release plans had to be dropped due to the pandemic. Ever since then, fans have been eagerly waiting for new updates from the team. Earlier this month, the much-anticipated teaser got released to a rousing reception. It clocked millions of views in YouTube in record time.
‘Master’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj has Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi in the leads. While the former plays the role of a college professor in it, Sethupathi essays the part a gangster named Bhavani. It is the face-off between these two top stars that raises the expectations for ‘Master’. Malavika Mohanan is paired with Vijay in the film. Andrea Jeremiah is also there in a grey-shaded character. Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Arjun Das, Gouri Kishan and many others are also part of the supporting cast.