MALIK: Here Is Why Fahadh Faasil Backed Down On Theatrical Release Of His Upcoming Film On State-Border Politics - EXCLUSIVE

Fahadh Faasil was all set for his latest film, a grand epic-sized political drama Malik to release in movie theatres. But nowadays, Man proposes Covid disposes.

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MALIK: Here Is Why Fahadh Faasil Backed Down On Theatrical Release Of His Upcoming Film On State-Border Politics - EXCLUSIVE
Malayalam superstar Fahadh Faasil, arguably the best male actor in India right now, was all set for  his  latest film a grand epic-sized  political drama Malik to release in movie theatres. But nowadays, Man proposes Covid disposes.

 Fahadh has now explained in a long, heartbreaking, post why Malik is  being released on the digital platform.

Apparently  he  fought tooth and nail with the producers against the decision to translocate Malik from theatres to the  digital platform. But the producers felt waiting for the pandemic to  subside  and  theatres to re-open would mean  added  financial losses. ALSO READ: Fahadh Faasil On His Film Malik: ‘My Next Release Is For Theatres Only’; Adds Joji Wouldn’t Have Worked If It Had Released In Theatres- EXCLUSIVE

Just two months  back in an  interview with  me  Fahadh felt   the  digital and threatrical platforms are  not mutually inclusive. “My two latest releases  Joji and  Irul were made  specially  for  the OTT platform. They wouldn’t have worked so well  in movie theatres. My next release Malik  which is  about  state-border politics is  designed specially for  the  movie theatres. I believe  the  OTT platform and theatre business have separate identities, separate lives.”  ALSO READ: Fahadh Faasil On the Digital Release of Malik, says,'The Decision To Skip The Theatrical Route Wasn't An Easy One’

In fact  Fahadh  told me  was  planning a version C U Soon  which was released  digitally last year, for  the  big screen. “It will be made on  a different scale ,a much bigger canvas and it will be shot  on outdoor locations. The digital  version  of  C U Soon  was  shot entirely indoors.”

But now  in what is obviously a  big blow   for the brilliant actor’s  take on the  OTT platform, Malik  has been  sold  to the digital platform.

 In a  reverse  move, Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom in  Hindi which was under  advanced negotiations on  the  OTT platform  has withdrawn  itself from the digital domain . Akshay announced on Twitter  that Bell Bottom would release in theatres on 27 July.

It isn’t clear whether  Akshay took his  co-producers into confidence  while making this announcement. Since there  is  no clarity  on  the re-opening  of  movie theatres, the new  release  date  for  Bell Bottom could  be  a little more than wishful  thinking.









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