Jayasurya’s ‘Vellam’ not to have direct OTT release, confirms director

Jayasurya’s upcoming movie ‘Vellam’ directed by Prajesh Sen will not be released on OTT platforms. The director confirmed this while addressing the rumours on OTT release for the movie.

The movie was scheduled to release in April for Vishu. But it was postponed as theatres remained shut due to COVID-19.

‘Vellam’ is the second movie of Jayasurya with director Prajesh Sen. Earlier, the duo worked together for the popular film ‘Captain’ 

Prajesh Sen took to his Facebook page on Tuesday and declared that his movie will not have a direct OTT release. He stated that the producers have decided to go for a theatrical release after the COVID crisis.

Prajesh Sen's Facebook Post

“To those who were always asking about ‘Vellam’ and enquiring about its release, whether we are planning for direct OTT release. I can’t express my joy your inquiries bring. I have been receiving the love ever since I announced my collaboration with Jayasurya, after our ‘Captain’. I can’t thank enough for the support you all gave during the release of the poster, teaser, and Ananya’s track ‘Pulariyil Achan’. We were expecting ‘Vellam’ as a Vishu release in April.

vellam Jayasurya movieNow that we are getting several reliefs in lockdown, we are expecting that the theatres might also open soon. The entertainment industry is a part of our daily lives. So I’m waiting for good news like any other film worker and film lover. The producers of ‘Vellam’ - Friendly Productions have decided to release the movie in theatres once we all overcome the crisis and theatres reopen. Central Pictures are our exhibition partners.

I can assure you that the theatre experience of ‘Vellam will be great as the entire movie is recorded in sync sound. Hope that the audience will wait for it. It is important that everyone stays safe for now. More surprises on the way,” Prajesh Sen wrote.



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