Puzhu actor Mammootty: Malayalam cinema ahead of other industries in terms of content

MD Merajul IslamMay 13, 2022

Puzhu is the primary movie of Malayalam famous person Mammootty to launch instantly on an OTT platform. And Mammootty has no regrets about it as he sees it as a possibility to additional domesticate the viewers for cinema.

“I used to be instructed folks in Kashmir noticed Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam and appreciated it. We hadn’t dreamed of these items earlier than. Aren’t we seeing Korean films now? I believe that’s a bonus of OTT,” Mammootty stated throughout an interview with The Cue.

“There was a piece of the viewers who weren’t in a position to go to look at films in theatres resulting from lack of time. It was a loss for us. The OTT platforms have now introduced this silent viewers into the cinema fold. This can be a very, very constructive factor to occur to cinema. Movies are working in theatres and after they launch on OTT platforms, there’s a new set of audiences for them,” he added.

Mammootty believes that OTT has democratised the method of distribution of cinema and it has put extra freedom of selection into the arms of the viewers. “We ask the viewers to spare anyplace between 3 to five hours of their lives to return to theatres and watch films. OTT platforms permit the viewers to benefit from the film at a time and place that’s handy and comfy for them. Now there’s freedom of selection. You may as well watch it on the large display or watch it on tv. OTT additionally permits movies to succeed in viewers in different states. Puzhu is popping out in 5 languages. Our movies are actually being watched by folks from Kashmir to Kanyakumari,” he stated.

Mammootty, nonetheless, has no real interest in leaping on the bandwagon of “pan-India” films as he’s fairly thrilled in regards to the monitor on which Malayalam cinema is travelling.

“The Hindi movie trade pays quite a lot of consideration to Malayalam cinema,” he stated. “We’re forward of different industries by way of content material. Even main actors in our trade are keen to experiment. Main actors in different languages have sure limitations. Even our younger actors are additionally prepared for experiments. Our trade has crossed that threshold. The viewers can be open to experimental movies. We will do any experiment we would like and there’s a neighborhood of viewers that is able to settle for if our work is sweet,” he added.

Mammootty is garnering glowing critiques for his efficiency in Puzhu. The movie additionally stars Parvathy within the lead function.


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