Venkatesh opting for direct OTT release

The Telangana government gave full freedom to the Telugu film industry, over when the industry wants to reopen theatres. A huge number of films are ready to release, and filmmakers are currently trying to figure out the release dates for these films. Given that there’s no clarity over how long the current downward trend of the number of coronavirus cases will continue, producers and theatre owners are both eager and wary of reopening theatres. Nevertheless, it is being said that theatres will be reopened from the third or fourth week of July.

In the meantime, several films are opting for OTT release for various reasons, of which Venkatesh’s Naarappa and Drushyam 2 are a part of. It is being said that producer Suresh Babu has sold both these films to OTT platforms for a good amount. Both the films are remakes of a Tamil and Malayalam film, and hence, Suresh Babu is said to have preferred a direct OTT release.

Whether both the films have been acquired by Hotstar, or whether one film went to Amazon Prime is not yet clear, but looks like both films might be dropped on OTT platforms anytime soon. On the other hand, Suresh Babu is also said to be considering releasing Rana Daggubati and Sai Pallavi’s Virata Parvam on OTT as well.

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