Netflix has bagged the streaming rights of supernatural suspense thriller Andhaghaaram. The Tamil movie will skip theater release and is likely to go for direct-to-web release.
“The production house is in talks with the OTT platform and negotiations are still on. An official announcement will be made soon,” said director Vignarajan
After a couple of months of lockdown, the producers in India have opted for the release of their movies on streaming platforms to curb the losses that they were incurring due to the theatre shut down.
The OTT platform Amazon Prime secured the streaming rights yet to be launched Bollywood and regional movies. This included Gulabo Sitabo coming on June 12, Penguin planned for June 19 and 5 more budget movies.
At the same time, many producers also started to release the movies that were shelved onto these platforms to take advantage of the increased viewership. This included the latest Nawazuddin starrer Ghoomketu on Zee5.
Andhagharaam is the latest movie that a South Indian producer has decided to put on streaming platforms. In all probability, it will join the likes of Ponmagal Vandhaal and Penguin to skip theatres and get an OTT release.
The upcoming Tamil-language supernatural thriller features Arjun Das, Vinod Kishan, Pooja Ramachandran, and Misha Ghosal in prominent roles.
Andhagharaam is produced by A for Apple Productions, alongside Passion Studios and O2 Pictures. V. Vignarajan penned down the story and directed the film.
Andhagharaam features multiple stories. One is of blind conjurer and how he has to survive against the odds. Another story is about a cricketer fighting for deliverance, and a psychiatrist’s quest for reclamation. The struggles of these people lead them to a labyrinth of obscurity as their lives get intertwined in a web of lies, dismay, and darkness.
Netflix hasn’t announced any official release date for Andhagharaam, but it might come out in late June or early July.