The announcement of the release of Jayasurya starrer Sufiyum Sujathayum on Amazon Prime has started a new debate in Malayalam.
The theatre owners’ federation President Liberty Basheer was the first to speak out against the move. He even went to the extent of announcing a ban for producer Vijay Babu and actor Jayasurya in future.
Vijay Babu has stated in some interviews that he went ahead with the decision to go for OTT release of his movie as there was no other option. The theatres are remaining closed for more than two months now, following the COVID 19 outbreak.
Meanwhile ace director Lijo Jose Pellissery has said, let the producers decide where to show their movies and the theatres decide which movies are to be shown by them.
Meanwhile there are rumours that more movies from Malayalam are getting ready for OTT releasing. However, it is not an easy decision to make as some of the big budget movies waiting for release have already sold their overseas rights.
With no one knowing when things will be back to normal, the debates are certainly going to get louder in the days to come.