Puzhu confirmed as direct OTT release
For a while now, there have been speculations about the Mammootty-Parvathy Thriuvoth starrer ‘Puzhu’ eyeing a direct OTT release. The makers have now confirmed that the film will have its premiere on SonyLIV. The OTT platform has become very popular in a very short span by acquiring quality content. ‘Thinkalazcha Nishchayam’, ‘Churuli’ and ‘Bhoothakaalam’ are some of the recently-talked about films that got released on Sony LIV. Dulquer Salmaan’s cop-thriller is also set to premiere on the OTT platform this coming Friday (March 18).
‘Puzhu’ is Mammootty’s first film to have a direct digital release. Directed by debutante Ratheena, the fulm is billed as a domestic thriller in which the veteran actor plays a grey-shaded role. In a statement released, Mammootty said that it’s the story of ‘Puzhu’ that excited him the most. He is quoted saying, “The story of Puzhu exited me the most. As an actor, it has always been my aim to keep reinventing myself, and to take up newer, more exciting projects. Puzhu marks another step in that direction. We tried to tell a story that we believed in and put our hearts into. Hope the viewers like what they see.”
‘Puzhu’ has its story written by Harshad, who previously scripted ‘Unda’, also starring Mammootty. Suhas-Sharfu, who penned ‘Varathan’ and ‘Virus’, are also part of the writing team of ‘Puzhu’. Dulquer is producing the film along with Mammootty’s longtime associate, S George’s Cyn Cyl Celluloid.