Actor Jyotika, whose upcoming Tamil movie Ponmagal Vandhal may have its world premiere on Amazon Prime on Might 29, feels OTT platform is a parallel avenue throughout these robust instances as theatres are closed.
In her interview to Cinema Categorical, Jyotika has opened up in regards to the theatre versus OTT debate and why Ponmagal Vandhal is a movie near her coronary heart.
On Ponmagal Vandhal choosing direct-OTT launch, Jyotika stated: “Nothing can change the enjoyment an actor or filmmaker will get when individuals cheer in theatres. Ten months or a 12 months down the road, after we’ve crushed the coronavirus, theatres will achieve again glory and they’re going to grow to be once more the prime sources of leisure. OTT platform is a parallel avenue throughout these robust instances.”
Directed by debutant JJ Fredrick, Ponmagal Vandhal stars Jyotika within the function of a lawyer for the primary time in her profession. It’s the story of an trustworthy lawyer’s makes an attempt to redeem a wrongfully convicted girl.
Explaining why the movie is near her coronary heart, she stated: “Working with younger filmmakers like Fredrick is an thrilling expertise. They don’t stick with a template, don’t hesitate to have daring dialogues, and by no means compromise on high quality. The difficulty the movie addresses is one thing that has been bothering me for a very long time. So, I didn’t suppose twice earlier than signing up.”
The movie, which is produced by actor Suriya, additionally stars Okay Bhagyaraj, R. Parthiepan, Pandiarajan and Pratap Pothen in essential roles.
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Ponmagal Vandhal turns into the primary mainstream Tamil movie to instantly launch on OTT platform, bypassing theatrical launch. The choice was taken lately maintaining in thoughts the present Covid-19 pandemic scenario.
Following the choice to launch Pon Magal Vandhal instantly on Amazon Prime, theatre house owners in Tamil Nadu expressed immense shock and disappointment.
Nonetheless, the opposition from theatre house owners didn’t cease the makers from revoking their choice to go forward and launch instantly on OTT.
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