The producer Anto Joseph revealed that he has waited for a long time for theatrical release
Producer Anto Joseph has funded big budget films like Prithviraj’s ‘Cold Case’ and Fahadh Faasil’s ‘Malik’ but unfortunately due to the pandemic the theatrical release has been delayed. Moreover even when the lockdown was eased, the Kerala government had restricted the theatre entry to be limited to 50 percent making it more difficult for the producers to recover their costs. Hence Anto Joseph has decided to opt for an OTT release. “These films will only recover their production costs only if 100 per cent occupancy is allowed. Since there is no clarity on when the theatres will reopen and given the existing economic hurdles, I’m trying for an OTT release for these films,” he said.
Malik written and directed by Mahesh Narayanan has Fahadh Faasil, Biju Menon, Nimisha Sajayan, Joju George, Dileesh Pothan and Vinay Forrt in lead roles; while Prithviraj’s Cold Case has been directed by Tanu Balak.