Kochi | Ottaal, the National Award winning Malayalam movie directed by noted filmmaker Jayaraj, is set to become the first movie in the country to be released simultaneously in theatres and online.
The movie, which will hit the theatres tomorrow, will also be available on Reelmonk.com. Ottaal, an adaptation of Vanka, a short story by Russian writer Anton Chekhov, has won two National Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Film on Environment Conservation /Preservation and the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film in August.
Malayalam movie industry is rich in diversity of great content. I have noticed great interest for Malayalam movies from a global community of movie lovers. The online release will give them the opportunity to access the Malayalam movies they love, said Jayaraj.
Otaal has also been selected under the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India to be held in Goa.