Malayali Superstar Mohanlal’s Drishyam 2 has skipped its theatrical release and streamed directly on Amazon Prime Video earlier this month. The movie is one of the big hits on OTT in recent times. Immediately after it got a good talk, the official Telugu remake is announced with Tollywood Superstar Venkatesh.
The movie shooting is almost completed in limited working days. Venkatesh has completed his part. Earlier the movie was planned for June release in theaters but the COVID second wave conditions make that uncertain now. At this juncture, we have reliably learned that the producers are mulling the option of skipping the theatrical release. Very soon, they will be taking a call and will initiate talks with the OTT players. The fact that it is made on a shoestring budget makes the recovery easy with a direct OTT release.
This is a unique scenario of a direct OTT release being remade and the remake ending up on OTT once again. Jeethu Joseph who directed Drishyam 2 has directed the remake project. Also starring Meena, Naresh Vijaya Krishna, Nadhiya, Esther, and Kruthika, Drishyam 2 has music by Anup Rubens. The promotions of the movie will begin very soon, we are told.